Re: VEEj RE LUPUS RASH
hummingbird, how large are these welt-like things? Do they itch? My SCLE rash looked like welts, a little smaller than a dime, for the first 4 years. Next 4 years: same welts, but would expand into circles the size of my palm & then lose the boundary and expand & fade outwards. Barely itched and didn't hurt. I found out much later that the welts were the "neophyte" form of the large-ish rings that appeared later.
I was told at first that I had fibromyalgia, too---but, interestingly, much of what I attributed to fibro (urinary & GI problems, tender spots, fatigue, etc.) improved a LOT with Plaquenil. (Hmmmm.....?)
I hope your dr. calls for ALL blood tests that are in the ballpark, instead of relying/waiting for a positive ANA before ordering anything else; and I hope he/she is knowledgeable about ALL the lupus rashes. Looking forward to seeing your next update, Vee GOOD LUCK!