Dear MichelleAnn, Wow---answers, finally. I'm glad for you---in the sense of "glad" that we use here, that is. "Ro lupus" is "real lupus", by the way---as "valid" as anti-DNA lupus, or anti-Sm lupus, or low complement lupus, etc.
I once read a transcript of a speech delivered by the famous Dr. Hughes, the British rheumie, in which he wrote (and I paraphrase) that any DUFUS could Dx lupus in the presence of sky-high ANA & anti-ds-DNA & protein in the urine. It's all the OTHER cases in which the lesser known &/or more subtle criteria are present that can flummox drs., he wrote. So I guess you could be his poster child for that speech, right?!
FYI, anti-Ro attacks cell cytoplasm. The better known anti-ds-DNA & anti-Sm attack the cell nucleus.
An aside: my rheumie told me most rheumies don't interpret the ACR criteria correctly, and it ticks him off. Lupus knowledge expands each year---so maybe newer generations of rheumies will understand these things better---hopefully...
Anyway, setting semantics aside---of course you aren't crazy. Hey, WE knew that all along!
Keep hanging in there, OK? I hope your add'l tests go well---keep us posted on how you are doing, OK? Best wishes, Always, Vee