if you have rashes TAKE PICTURES!!! Document everything, write up a list of symptoms and when they started as well as how they have progressed over time. I have a neg ANA and take a good long look at my signature. All you need is a rheumy who has enough courage to disregard the diagnostic norm and go ahead w/o blood work. Simply put one who knows the ANA is not a reliable measure of lupus.
Dx:fibromyalgia 2002, systematic lupus 2005- definate CNS involvement dxed late 2005, psoriasis 2006, rheumatoid arthritis 2006, PTSD 2007, multiple allergies 2005, migraine, compression fractures T11 & T12, Sjögren's, damaged periphrial nerves 2007,
Tx: plaquenil, Enbrel, Darvocet, Singulair, Flexeril, Baby Asprin, Imuran, Procardia, Prilosec