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05-20-2012, 10:37 AM
Hey there :) I'm sarah, I'm 21 and have finally been diagnosed with lupus. I have been a bother to doctors since I was 10 and had my first heart surgery to fix a separate issue. No one has been able to figure out what has been wrong with me since my ANA has always come back negative. I have all the symptoms fitting lupus but no positive blood test so after 8 different doctors I was finally diagnosed. Is there anyone else who is ANA negative? Apparently its not a common thing. Well I figured i'd say hi so I hope everyone is well and has a good day :)

05-20-2012, 11:04 PM
welcome to whl family feel free to browse through all our posts . i have lupus and so does my 24 year old daughter. my results have been positive but many of the people here have had negative results.

05-21-2012, 04:30 AM
hi sarah,
and welcome.
only doctors believe having a negative ana is not common.
we talk about it often on here.

it is a pity docotrs dont listen to us..........

05-27-2012, 03:43 AM
Welcome Sgirl10;

I agree with Steve; Doctors are the only ones who feel that ANA negative Lupus is uncommon! It has been discussed here, at length and many times. It does, in fact, happen often. So, you are not alone!
Welcome to our family, I am so glad that you are here.

Peace and Blessings