Regarding Lupus...ask your DR why she does not think you have Lupus with a positive ANA and your symptoms. Despite it not being thee diagnostic tool ANA, as there is none..it is a good indicator you may have Lupus. Ask her to conduct the anti (ds) dna test....that is more Lupus specific.
To receive a Lupus diagnosis.... you have to meet 4 of the ACR 11 criteria for a Lupus diagnose. It is an accumulative disease and you do not need all 4 symptoms at once. And if she suspects Lupus, but is not ready to make a diagnose, she still can treat your symptoms as of a Lupus patient with Plaquenil. This is the first wall of defense to manage the disease....it helps with fatigue, joint pain and ulcers.
There are many permanent messages on the forum under each heading...check those out...very informative.
I have Lupus. So *^#@! what.