Newly dx'ed and scared
I am here b/c it seems I might have SLE. I went to see a hematologist b/c of a positive APA panel. He then ran an ANA panel and these were my results:
ANA titer 1:160
Speckled and homogenous pattern
Smith antibody 188 (>120=positive)
Everything else was in normal range. Does this mean I definintely have SLE?
I also have Hashimotos--could that be what's causing these results?
I've read through the symptoms and I really don't have anything.
I can't get in to the rheumatologist until next week and am going crazy. Any help would be appreciated.
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