Hippi is right. The ANA can fluctuate a lot. Making it look like the lupus has gone away, but it hasn't. Don't spend too much time thinking about the ANA factor. It's just one of the many things that are taken into consideration with a diagnosis.
Lots of people get a diagnosis with a negative ANA, as long as there are piles of the other criteria present.
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34 years old. Diagnosed with lupus in 2000. Fibromyalgia, anti-phospholipid syndrome(APS)(stroke),Sjogren's, Raynaud's, seizure disorder-(miraclulously disappeared!), Libman Sach's Endocarditis, vasculitis, sacroiliitis, arthritis (neck) . Prednisone, Imuran, Coumadin, Clobazam, Amitriptyline, didrocal, Cozaar, calcium, Cykolokapron, multi-vitamin, vitamin D, Magnesium, vitamin B6, Acidophilus