Welcome to the site. I read through your post. You have to have at least four of the criteria listed by the Lupus foundation of America to get diagnosed most of the time. Lupus is a very hard disease to diagnose since it mimicks so many other diseases. The doctor should have tested your esr and cbe and complements and not just the ana. What is sad is a lot of doctors are very hesitent to diagnose Lupus without the positive ANA and that is not right, but it is the way that it is. You have to see a really good Rheumatologist.
You said that you are B12 deficient. I am wondering if you are taking B12 shots once a month? That sounds like you have Pernicious Anemia a long with your other problems.
I just want to welcome you to the site. I hope that you keep posting.
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.