Re: Help! Feeling confused!
Hi Stacey..I am so sorry you are not feeling well.I know it is very discouraging when a diagnosis cant be made.Several years ago I was started having similar syptoms as you..I also has a ton of tests done..Nothing clearcut was ever told to me.I had high ANA results from a few tests,then nothing on a few other.I think high ANA can mean systemic Lupus.I have rashes,I get them when I have a flare..Debilitatig joint pain,fatigue,palpiataions,stomache issues,mouth and nasal ulcers,fevers,,muscle pain,insomnia,anxiety.I was never officially diagnosed by a physican as having lupus,so I diangnosed MYSELF!I was told by several different doctors I had some sort of autoimmune disease,but they couldnt pinpoint which one...(????) Really??There are sooooo many tests readily available for all kinds of illnesses,,but I couldnt be diagnosed.I was diagnosed though with fibromylagia.but to my knowledge,that wouldnt cause high or elevated ANA titers.Sometimes there are no clear tests for the autoimmune diseases.They can mimic each other so much.Sometimes people ahve overlapping symptoms..I wonder why they dimissed a Lupus diagnosis for you so quickly(???)It sounds alot like that is what you have...I hope you feel better and please know that you are NOT alone..Some of these illnesses never quite give positive results.But just the same,it doesnt mean you arent suffering from them.It is so frustrating.I just dont know why they dismissed you when you had a positive ANA..