My mother and her sister both have lupus. My mother swears up and down that she could not have passed it to me. However, I do display many of the symptoms of it, but I've had doctors brush that off as an answer due to the fact that I've never had the butterfly rash, or much in the way of rashes at all. Is it possible to have lupus without the telltale rashes?
I know people as well with things like CFS and Fibromyalgia who have had the darndest time getting diagnosed, and mother had trouble with her lupus diagnosis. How do I get a doctor to listen and help...and finally figure out what IS going on with me if it is not, in fact, lupus? What questions do I need to ask and what information do I need to go armed with to get a medical professional to listen and understand that it's not in my head?
Thanks in advance!