Hi Missmissy, positive bloodwork may not mean anything by itself. Clinical symptoms play a big part of a diagnosis.
I have a negative ANA and sero negative rheumatiod factor, but present
with all the clinical symptoms of mixed connective tissue disease. I do
have positive RNP.
Joint swelling, lesions, skin tightening, rashes, Raynauds, biopsies, along with many other symptoms confirmed my diagnosis.
Getting a diagnosis is a waiting game. Although it is frustrating, the wait is worth getting the right treatment.
Good luck to you!