I have not been diagnosed with Lupus but I have lots of reasons to suspect that it may be what I have. To begin my mother and grandmother both passed away from SLE in their 30's. I am 26, and at one point was an extremely active young man with lots of energy. I even served 8 years in the Air Force. Anyhow, this past year I have been getting sick a lot more often, have periods that last weeks where I have no energy and recently began having more severe symptoms. About 6 months ago I got diagnosed with Gout due to high uric acid levels. They treated the gout and ran a liver function test which came back normal. 2 weeks ago during an annual check up my triglycerides where through the roof, the machine actually stopped counting at 500 but my cholesterol was fine. The doctors ordered another liver function test and this time it came back with extremely elevated ALT levels (ie not working). I also got diagnosed with extremely high blood pressure running 190/115 when I'm not on meds and 170/100 even when I am on the meds now. Just last week I found out that my kidneys are also beginning to shut down. They've ran a ton of blood tests, most of which had to be sent to the Mayo Clinic and I'm still awaiting results. They also had me do a 24hr urine collection and that was also sent to the Mayo Clinic. I've been nauseous, dizzy and as of recently been getting more frequent and sever headaches. The doctors tell me they have no idea why such a young man would be having such issues but with my family history I'm starting to fear the worst. Can anyone tell me if I should be worried about Lupus at this point and if so how can I push the doctors for a diagnosis? It took my mom 5 years to get diagnosed and when she did it was only 6 months till she passed away, I don't want to wait that long to find out what's going on. Thanks for any help.