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It's almost 4 weeks since I had my appointment with a rheumatologist. I was referred because I had joint pain and a blood test revealed I had a slightly raised Rheumatoid Factor. My shoulder was particularly painful and I had limited mobility in my right arm because of this. At the appointment I was given a steroid injection in my shoulder and it did help. I had numerous blood tests and X-rays of my shoulder and knees. Up until this appointment I presumed I had RA but the rheumatologist said she didn't think this was the case and wanted to see the results of my blood tests and Xrays. I then stated to put two and two together. I had all the symptoms of Lupus. Raynauds, hair falling out, rash, forgetfulness, tiredness. I could go on. But despite this was almost 4 weeks ago I've heard nothing. I was told not to make a follow up appointment and they would "be in touch". But I've not heard a thing. I am so confused and feeling so unwell I don't know what to do. My joint pain has moved to other joints. They are so painful I'm not sleeping very well. And the tiredness is overwhelming. Any advice please?
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