Expecting Diagnosis Soon - Waiting
A little about my journey so far.....last summer I broke out in a rash after camping. It wasn't itchy or sore just really odd. It became more clear over time that the rash was in fact caused by the sun. I went an seen a dermatologist who performed a biopsy which just came back as "unspecified inflammation". It was really just left at that and as winter approached the rash disappeared.
Fast forward to this summer. After a weekend of camping low and behold the rash came back but that wasn't all. My ankles and legs started to become stiff every single morning making it hard to walk for the first bit of my morning. I went back to my GP and knowing that these were both symptoms of lupus I asked him to rule it out. He agreed and we did the ANA test - POSITIVE with low WBC.
So he immediately referred me to a rheumatologist who proceeded with doing all those extra fun blood tests. That was on Tuesday.
I received my results online this morning which read: Anti-dsDNA - POSITIVE; Anti-Sm - POSITIVE; Anti-SSA - POSITIVE.
At this point I am pretty confident that I am going to be diagnosed but I do not see my Rheumatologist for another three weeks. This wait is going to kill me.
MY QUESTION: How do you deal with all the waiting? How to do restrain yourself from Googling everything all the time? I don't want my anxiety to get the better of me so I need tips and making it through the next few month o