A majority of people with lupus surveyed (63 percent) report being incorrectly diagnosed. Of those reporting an incorrect diagnosis, more than half of them (55 percent) report seeing four or more different health care providers for their lupus symptoms before being accurately diagnosed.
Sadly, this happens more often than what is ever reported by many medical professionals. My wife was diagnosed many times to have fibromyalgia, lyme disease and any illness that could be in cooperation with her symptoms. I can’t tell you how many people and medical physicians we saw before the doctor at the Frederick Memorial Hospital, in Maryland, finally agreed with us with the findings. I actually made the possible diagnosis before any doctor did, but since I have no medical background who will actually listen? Everything was finally officially diagnosed with our Endocrinologist here in the Albany area.