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Everyone had great ideas. I just want to add I have had a negative ANA and a positive ANA. I have more than one autoammune diseases. My daughter 17 has had many bldwk. done ( she did have a positive ANA)with nothing really showing so the Doctors thought she was depressed, Fybro, chronic fatigue etc it was so frustrating. The teaching hospital sent her to a psyc, and she was in tears thinking nobody beleived her. It was her psyc that was alarmed then she got Rheum. to come up and see her strait away. She was having little hallucinations and I didn't even know, she never told anyone. Long story short she went on in July this year to have many seizures, brain clott,difficulty talking and walking,and small stroke. I know maybe this story isn't that comforting. She is on chemo right now to shut down her ammune system as steroids weren't working. She is doing well, but still has days when she so tired, memory problems but is 85 percent better than last summer.
The moral of this story, you are his Mother you know better than any Doctor who your son is and that he is not well. I knew my daughter had lupus for about 1 prior and milder symptoms in grade school and it took along time to finally get her diagnosis. And I never would have imagined that our lives would have been through so much hell last summer. Stick to your instinct and don't give up!