thanks for your post re lupus stages. Seeing you have been posting for 5 years and over 3000 of them, I appreciate
I think I've had it all my life, but with so many symptoms over 5 years, and getting doctors onto it start of last year, and still doing so, you are so right. One says-no alopecia, another says no sicca, another says no nothing, the best so far Sep last year said lupus like symptoms- no time for physical exam, family history, pages of my medical history, go back to GP, onto Plaquenil.
GP knows nothing about lupus, no time to look at family/medical history. Diagnosed sjogrens by optometrist, ignored for 30 years by eye specialist. Now having further investigation for vascular, kidney, skin, sinus, colonoscopy, big gum problems etc, etc.
So each problem that emerges seems to lead to a new stage -like a new journey of self discovery. Thanks for your posts, I like them as you tell us what is going on with you, and your doctors, helping us to find out through your experience what is happening, teaching us patience as:wink2: patients.