I have no idea what other tests could be run except a DNA and truthfully I think most of these tests are as unreliable as the ANA as for giving absolute dxes. I think you may just have to have faith in your doctor's ability to see the whole picture and make a dx based on his knowledge and experience. You need to go with the flow as long as you are being treated and make sure you tell him the side effects you are having from the cymbalta. You don't want to keep those side effects or be given a replacement that is worse as far as side effects go. I wish I could help more but am having trouble thinking right now. Sorry if I sounded mean or angry.
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, exema
Tx: plaquenil, Enbrel, Tramadol, Singulair, Skelaxin, Baby Asprin, Imuran, Prilosec, lasix, Evoxac, Celebrex, Darvocet when things get too bad, prednisone again, various vitamin/mineral supplements, cozar
"Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dreams with open eyes, to make it possible." T. E. Lawrence