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are you still there?
are you seeing a rheumatologist?
It sounds like you have an autoimmune disease- I agree with your hematologist- your symptoms are very diffuse and nonspecific
this could be SLE
or rheumatoid arthritis, mixed connective tissue disease, etc
that's what the hematologist suspected but a positive ana isnt difinitive
True, but you need to see a rheumatologist now- you need a rheumatological work up
the referral is being made today but won't get in to see one for about 3 months or more
can you speed things up at all?
well, the treatment of autoimmune disease is rather complex
and varies greatly
being in canada you always wait for specialists
You can consider paying for private to get the ball rolling while you wait
at least the labs will be done etc
ok well sle is what i thought as well. have no idea how to pay privately lol
your doctor will know about a private doctor- they do exist...
I hope that I provided you with excellent service? ;-)?
it was nice to hear