I just posted my symptoms (See Lupus forum -still looking for answers), so I'm not going to repeat them. I have done a lot of research and both conditions fit my symptoms better than anything else. I tested positive for ANA. The endocrinologist also commented that my thyroid had a rough texture. I have no idea what that means. Is it possible to get bitten by one of these ticks and no know it. What happens if you are never diagnosed? I also have the butterfly rash although my family dr insists that it is rosacea. She also insists that I am depressed. I have pictures of the rash. I showed it to her and she said rosacea and gave me a script for metro gel. Who tests you for Lyme? I'm still waiting for my first visit with the rhemutologist because of the positive ANA test. I have heard that you can have a positive ANA test and be okay, but that combined with all my other systems probably isn't good. He seems to think it is auto immune. I bruise very easily and I have had a bulls eye bruise, but I don't recall ever having a tick bite. Symptoms started in 2005 after the birth of my first son when I lived in MO, I now live in KY. If this is not Lupus, should I test for Lyme?