I personally believe the problem you describe with doctors misdiagnosing people with Autoimmune conditions is common in many medical communities. There are so many of them and sometimes I personally believe that it is easier to diagnose the most common diseases…it's faster and takes less work to research it, test for it or discuss with other doctors. One of my own specialist doctors told me that, in regard to one particularly troublesome symptom that I reported to him, he "didn't have anything for that." Wait? What? I asked him because I knew he would be able to address it. Yet he brushed it off and that was that. He certainly did not refer me to anyone else either. That was really a punch in the gut without any further discussion. Yet I am stuck with him, at least for now. Lisa, I am glad you still have the ability and courage to pursue help. We AI patients need support in many different ways and I am grateful for it wherever it becomes available to me. Thank you for sharing with us. It is a tough road but you can do this. One of my doctors told me "Stress is not your friend." That was simple enough for me to remember and a goal that I reach for daily. Perhaps it would help you too.