2 years with high ANA levels before a doc paid attention!
Warning... I'm just venting here.
I was recently diagnoised with drug-induced lupus, (long story about why I won't be able to stop the meds.... you don't want to hear it again).
Anyway, the doc that caught the high ANA levels and sent me to the rhematologist for more sophisticated tests tells me that the ANA levels were high a year ago, but wasn't mentioned to me because of a high number of "false postivites".
I am really angry - I have the panoply of vague and uncomfortable symptoms that probably won't go away, but it would have been nice to have had an explanation besides it "being in my head"!