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What dose of Plaquenil have you been on? It sounds as if this doctor believes something autoimmune is going on, but not quite sure what official label best fits it. Whether you have RA, or lupus, or UCTD, Plaquenil is a treatment option for all of them. There are better and more specific meds for RA in particular, so if the xrays indicate you may have rheumatoid arthritis then a medication may be added.

It is very frustrating and maddening to not know what is wrong with you... I've felt that way **since** diagnosed with lupus because at times the doctors do not believe that all of my symptoms are due to lupus but they don't know what it is due to either. Things like heart skipping beats (doctor heard it even one time!), headache, stomach bloating, chronic rhinitis and sore throat, etc.

How long do you have to wait for an appointment? Perhaps you can call and ask about when it will be and ask to be informed what the xrays showed. Or maybe he was saying he'll inform you of this in the letter?

A second opinion is often a very good idea - just remember the two doctors may not agree either!
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