Re: Help with symptoms
Phyllis, hi & welcome. Like Alexa just wrote, in your shoes I'd want to see a rheumatologist ASAP, to look for conditions in that bailiwick, e.g., lupus, RA, Sjogren's, polymyositis, etc.
While there are other conditions in which ANA elevates that would be handled by other specialists (like Hashimoto's thyroiditis, Addison's, certain blood disorders, etc.), I'm also guessing starting with a rheumie is your best bet.
From what you posted, I couldn't tell if your current dr. is a rheumie or, if not, ever referred you to one. Or if he/she has ever *treated* you for anything?
Are you near a library or bookstore? There are two very helpful lupus authors you could look for. One is Dr. Daniel Wallace, another is Dr. Robert Lahita. Both cover the subject thoroughly. Of particular interest: Dr. Wallace discusses elevation of liver enzymes, interstitial cystitis, and iritis.
I'm so sorry you've been having such trouble & truly hope you can get on a better path soon. Keep in touch with us, OK? Sending ym best wishes to you, Vee