Just had a visit with a new specialist today- this one was an endocrinologist. He just diagnosed me with Hashimoto's thyroiditis- and also gave me very helpful advice. He said that because of my ANA being as high as it is, AND because i have hashi's (commonly goes with lupus), it is very likely that in the future i will be diagnosed with Lupus.
My answers are getting clearer and i am grateful to all of you who have given me such great advice! Thank you all so very much