Re: does fibromyalgia have a positive ANA marker?
Fibromylagia does not cause a positive ANA, but unless you have 4/11 of the ACR criteria, you won't be diagnosed with lupus. I would google ACR criteria for lupus and review the signs and symptoms. If you have less than 4, you will likely carry the diagnosis of fibro unless your symptoms increase. I would see a good rheum to evaluate this. No one wants lupus, but at least there are more specific treatments for it than fibro and the diagnosis gets a little more "respect" if you will than fibro. It seems a lot of people diagnosed with fibro have an early rheum condition that hasn't fully manifested and they are put in the "fibro" category until something more specific becomes apparent, or they are put in the fibro "wastebasket" when their Dr doesn't know what is going on, doesn't do adequate testing for rheum conditions, or just doesn't care enough to refer or take the time to look beneath the surface. Note I said "lots of", not all.