Low compliment blood levels.. need help

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Hey all so i have been quite alot of trouble for the past 2 years almost and recently i have found out i have low compliment levels, c3 and c4 and the dr said i could possibly have lupus and has reffered me to a rheumatologist to hopefully get to the bottom of it.. 

any ideas or help would be great as the dr wasnt really sure on what it meant and disnt say much other than gave me the referral 

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    Hi Kurt. Lupus suffers can have low levels of c3 and c4.  I'm presuming, as you don't say, that you're having joint pain, fatigue etc. I will say, lupus is a a great mimic of other illnesses, and difficult to diagnose. I was diagnosed with SLE in 2003, and my diagnosis took 3 years.  You're lucky you have a doctor that recognise this disease, as a lot don't. Your doctor has done the best thing referring you to a Rheumy. I'm sure he/she will take further bloods and urine test. If not, request a blood test to check ANA, anti dsDNA, Vit D etc.  There's not really a lot more I can say, but good luck and look after yourself. 

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      Hey thanks for the reply! I do get alot of join pain and general aches and pain, fatigue and a whole bunch of other symptoms. Have had very thurough and extensive tests done over the past 2 years with nothing out of the ordinary other than a couple of tests but still no diagnosis. Hopefully get an appointment with the rheumatologist soon to get to the bottom of it
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