I have a question. I am new to this site and am still trying to figure out how everything works. I was diagnosed with Lupus about 3 months ago. My doctor told me that my ANA went up 3 times what it was 6 months ago and she said it is now a 12. and that .9 was normal. I have researched and looked for information regarding the ANA and am totally confused now. I read something about a titer or something and none of this is making any sense to me. Can someone please try to explain this in a ANA for dumbies type of way?

I am not sure this is where I should have put this. If not I am sorry for that. Still trying to figure this website out please bare with me I am hoping I will eventually get it.

I think due to the fact that I have been told so many times I am nuts and not in pain and there is nothing wrong with me that I am a little leary of anything I do right now.

Thank you for being patient with me.