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Hello everyone, I just got back from my Rhumy dr. I was sent to her after my primary dr ran a bunch of tests and then wanted the rhumy dr to explain the results to me.. She said I have 3 of the criteria for lupus but did not want to diagnose until I have 4. The impression she gave me is that I do have lupus but not severly yet. She said when I get one more sign she will start me on plaquinil.. My blood work showed a high ANA and SED rate, The lupus profile showed Smith Antibodies high, Anti-histone ABS high and Anti-DNA high. I am not sure what all those mean, but she is running a urine test for protein, a CBC test and she ordered x-rays of my hands and feet. She also said I had fibromyalgia.. not to sure what that is all about... So do you think I have lupus? And if so, is there anything I can do on my own to slow the progress? She said my organs don't seem to be involved yet and I would rather it stayed that way! Any insight would be appreciated...