I am 43 yrs old. I have been in a lot of pain for the past 2 yrs. finally, I decided to see a rheumatologist after trying cortisone injections, physical therapy, nerve blockage, etc.
My labs came back today with the following:
ANA Screen IFA- positive
Anti nuclear Titter - 1.8
ANA Pattern- Homogeneous
Does this mean I have lupus? Btw, my mom tested positive to lupus before passing 6 yrs ago and her maternal cousin had lupus. My sister has Rheumatoid Arthritis but my RA blood work came back negative.