Welcome to the site. My name is Kathy and I have Lupus among several other auto-immune problems. You seem to have a high ANA titer. I have a lot of the symptoms that you have. What you need to do is list all of your symptoms and take them to the doctor with you and you need to see a Rheumatologist. It is really hard to get diagnosed with Lupus as they do not only rely on the ANA. They have a list of 11 criteria that they use and you have to have at least 4 of them. I am wondering ifyou are sun sensitive as a lot of us are very sun sensitive and sensitive to floursecent lighting. Lupus is really hard to diagnose, because they call it the great immitator of a lot of illnesses and they have to rule it in or out. There will be others that come in here that are very knowledgeable. I am fairly new to the site, but not to Lupus. I will be 50 in December and have had Lupus, the doctor believes since the age of 5, but did not get diangosed until I was 36 years old due to lousy doctors that would not listen to me. It sounds like the doctor is doing the right thing with ordering all of the tests on you. I hope that you get some answers and very soon. Keep posting ok. Like I said there will be others that come in here with more knowledge.
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.