For some people this is true, an average of a six year diagnosis, but I know for my wife it took about two and a half months before anyone was able to at least pay close enough attention. I know one couple it took about two years before they even had a diagnosis. Although my wife has had this disease for about five years, this July, we still end up discovering new things about this disease. Thank God it didn’t take us six years to discover this problem, but I definitely feel for those that may think they have this disease and no medical profession is taking them seriously or listening. If you feel that this is you and doctors have been unable to discover what is wrong, and you are leaning towards lupus being the problem, keep fighting for your voice to be heard. Someone will listen to you and you shall become victorious in the end.
Based on a recent study, it takes an average of six years for people with lupus to be diagnosed from the time they first notice their lupus symptoms.