Is it Lyme Disease or Could It be Lupus
I'm a 46 yr. old female with a long list of symptoms dating as far back as five to six years or longer. Symptoms include or have included, fever (as high as 103), mild sore throat, swollen lymph nodes in the groin area, rash on hands, feet and arms, swollen ankles and feet to the point that shoes won't fit, joint pain in the knees and arms, muscle pain in the thighs, severe fatigue, mouth sores on inner cheecks, mental foginess, hair loss, etc.
I was diagnosed with Lyme Disease with the test confirmed by three different blood tests. I was also diagnosed with Mono but feel as though not all of my symptoms fit either of these two categories. When referred to an Infectious Disease Dr, I was told that I never had Lyme because your body produces certain antibodies, etc., etc.
The more I read about Lupus, the more I think it fits with the symptoms I've had for years; from a spontaneous phneumothorax to pleuracy, fatigue, etc.
Why would three blood tests confirm the Lyme Disease diagnosis and an Infectious Disease Dr. tells me that's not what I have? Any insight would be much appreciated.