Wow Adam, you have been thru the ringer as many/most of us have been.
The hand pain is very familiar to me as is the Raynauds,GERD, rash (now) but these auto-immune diseases are so complicated that they can hide for yrs without diagnosis! I know & understand your frustration! It's very isolating & almost embarrassing (which you should not be at all) ..but that's what it's like for me as well. I felt like a hypochondriac for awhile, questioned my sanity! (And I'm a pharmacist so I was expected to help sick ppl - not be 1 of them! Needless to say, my profession was far from understanding & I haven't been able to work since 07).
Anyhow, you may have to keep getting ANA tests every few months til u get a positive. Also, have u thought of Fibromyalgia? These diseases all "hide" together!
Keep us posted as to what you find! Don't give up..try to have a positive attitude, as hard as it is! Also, if you havent already, read "Power Healing" by Dr. Aha - & try meditation - it helps!
age 41, Mom of 2 great kids (10 & 7), Diagnosed in 2007
MCTD(LUPUS), RAYNAUDS, FIBROMYALGIA, L4L5 disc herniation, fracture in L3 fro EPIDURAL in childbirth
Meds: Prednisone, Nifedipine, estropipate, cyclobenzaprine, Cymbalta, sulfasalazine, gabapentin, hydrocod, fentanyl patch, methotrexate - MTX (on hold), clonaxepam (sleep), vit D, PRILOSEC, Transderm Scopalamine, Vit Bcomplex