FMS won't register an elevated ESR. Fibromylagia isn't an inflammatory condition. I have it. It's an enhanced pain condition. So the fact that you have an elevated ESR is pretty indicative of an inflammatory process going on, like lupus or another connective tissue type disorder. Your ESR is quite high. Even when I'm in a flare up, I don't see it go past 30 very often. When I have the disease under control, my ESR ranges from about 5-15. Normal ranges for ESR levels are 0-20. I would definitely get a rheumatologist to re-run that ANA test, along with a complete lupus blood panel. Those test results can change quite quickly. If lupus is suspected, it's most common to run these tests about 3 times a year, until a trend is noticed. Keep a diary of all your symptoms, take pictures of any rashes, etc. Make sure your rheumatologist has as much information as possible. I wish you didn't have this to deal with at such a young age. Keep in touch with us okay.
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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