Hello Mollyd, my ANA level also tested high, and I
feel fine. My doctor suggested that I take the test because I developed a brief rash on my arms and legs after I took an antibiotic for a leg infection, and I also have a mild case of Raynaud's syndrome. The leg infection cleared up quickly and so did the rash. The ANA reading of 1:1285 was a shocker, since I have no symptoms of lupus or anything else! I don't know what to make of it all either. Oh yes, I also seem to have APS (antiphospholipid syndrome), which I suppose may have had something to do with the leg infection, and I am now taking a daily baby aspirin. That's it. You didn't mention your age, Mollyd. I have read that ANA levels tend to go up as we get older, and they are often elevated in people who are over age 60. Well, I'm 65. My rheumy did make it clear that an elevated
ANA titer does not necessarily indicate the presence of
lupus. Right now I don't know what, if anything, to expect.