hi jean, well I'm glad you got the result you were looking for. I'm not sure if congratulations is the proper thing to say or not. However I can say that my normal possitive ANA is 1:2560 and it still isn't high enough to say I have Lupus. For the most part pos. or neg. ANA doesn't mean a whole lot. You can go the whole rest of your life back and forth with pos and neg. I mean if it has been neg all this time and you felt lousey did that mean you didn't have Lupus? Who knows. The best thing I can say to you is continue to stay on top of things keep seeing your rheumy, keep taking your meds. as long as you are feeling better that is pretty much your main goal. If you have symptoms your doctor won't treat then find a doctor that will. Unfortunately there is no test that says yes you do or no you don't have lupus. Just take goodcare of yourself. stay on top of things with your doctor don't miss appt. and make sure you have a doctor you can work with. That's all I can say. I imagine someone will come along and give you some other advice.
"Consider it a pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance." - James 1:2&3