Re: scared and confused... any ideas on these differing ana patterns?
Hi. I agree with what ANA can "mean", but I think 1:1280 is meaningfully high. I'm sort of surprised that, with your shins (etc.) hurting, the rheumatologist said "no arthritis", as I think arthritis is a possibility. My shins have hurt forever, it seems, since age 13 (on & off, that is). My pain tracks with barometric changes, which I think is common in arthritis.
Re: ANA pattern, isn't that a judgment call, meaning the lab technician assigns the pattern? As such, I imagine different techs could interpret the same sample differently? *I hope others comment on this.*
Did your last round of tests come back? Let us know how you're doing, OK? Sending warm wishes, Vee