It is definitely possible that you have Lupus and that it has not yet presented itself with a pos ANA. I suffered with symptoms from the time that I was 5 years old off and on and I unfortunately did not get diagnosed until I was 36. I had a hard time getting the doctors to take me seriously and test me for anything for years. I ended up getting the Chickenpox at the age of 35 and that is when the Sjogrens presented itself along with the Lupus symptoms. I am very very sun sensitive. Before I finally got diagnosed I would pass right out from the sun if I was out in the sun and started getting dizzy I would have to hurry to get out of the sun or I would literally pass out big time. I would become very very sick from the sun and still do after all these years. I was diagnosed in 1996. I believe that I have a sero-negative Lupus like Lauri, but the pos ANA that presented in 1996 is because of the Sjogrens for the most part. I have been on Plaquenil, Imuran and Sulindac for the past 14 years. I now have to take Vitamin B12 shots every month for the rest of my life due to Pernicious Anemia that just got diagnosed 2 months ago. I believe that you can absolutely have Lupus and be sero-negative. Good luck and I hope that you can get some answers soon, because nobody should have to be sick. God Bless.
Lupus for many years. Like most of my life. Sjogrens that started at 35 and Scoliosis, Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Osteo-Arthritis of the spine, Ankylosing Spondilitis, Periferal Neuropathy, mild CP and now just recently diagnosed with PA. I had a disc replaced in December of 2007.
Plaquenil, Sulindac, Imuran, Celiac diet, Tramadol and B12 shot once a month.