Yep. The ANA, anti-dna tests will tell if there is anything autoimmune going on. So that leaves the door wide open for a pile of diseases. From there, a specialist will take a look at your symptoms, narrow things down from there. It can take a long time to get a diagnosis of an autoimmune disease. Especially one that mimicks a bunch of others. Unfortunately, lupus is the grand poobah of mimicking. Other people get a clear diagnosis really fast. It took me almost a decade to get my diagnosis. A lot depends on your symptoms, how severe they are, and the blood test results.
What symptoms are you having?
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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, Tramacet, calcium, Cykolokapron, multi-vitamin, vitamin D, Magnesium, vitamin B6, Acidophilus