I am a 53 yr old white caucausin woman.I have an ANA titer of 1:32. The only symptoms that I have are something going on with my face skin that looks like missing skin. The shapes start as tiny circles and get bigger. It doesn't stop. They are all on the surface. My neck has them also. I am naive and am just learning about
positive ANA titers and what they mean. I also have gotten a bolt of lightning in my heart twice and a totally different heart pain another 2 times. I don't have joint or muscle pains or
open sores in my mouth.
My Rhumotoligist ran some tests and everything came back negative with a Homegenous pattern.
Not sure what Homegenous pattern means..
I don't have fatigue but did for 6 wks in the winter time. I am very worried about my face and the skin that keeps lookiing like small lakes that get large. I also have flare ups on my neck, lip, and face and it finally calmed down after 2 solid weeks of flare ups.
I got off a medication called "Minocycline" for rosecea and I still have the face rashes that don't stop.
Can anyone help me? the doctor accidentally stubbled on the Positive ANA when I went in for my hip pain.
I have been very upset, depressed, and can't calm myself down because of this. I have read that the skin sign is the beginning of Lupus. I cannot find photo's of early stage Lupus skin problems on the internet.
Any feedback on any of what I wrote is appreciated.