I have been reading all of the lupus forums for the past couple of weeks and I finally decided to write after my confusing diagnosis.
I went to my primary care physician 3 weeks ago complaining of lower back pain on the left side only (it has been one year MRI shows a mininmal bulge in the l4 l5 s1) The primary care doctor gave me all kinds of tests including the ANA panel. I tested normal for all on the ANA panel only the Anti Dna ds is 17 high positive. I was advised to go to the Rheumatologist who then gave me more tests(ana anti dnad homogeneous titer, Hepatitis, Rheumatoid Arthiritis, thyroid all other autoimmune diseases)
My homogeneous titer was 1:160(high) my CRP, Sed rate, c3, ch50, urinalysis all are normal the (C4 was a high but low would complement the ANA titer). I have no symptoms besides the left side lower back/hip pain, the pain is worst when sitting and it numbs my entire left leg and sometimes arm. I have no fatigue, no inflammation or joint pain. I am dark complexioned so its hard to tell the maler rash but when I get hot my face does have redness and bumpy spots(like heat rash) exactly at the bridge of my nose and cheeks. I always turn red when hot i am not sure if its a maler rash or not.
The Rheumatologist said since i have no syptoms and all other tests are normal he does not think i have lupus and will test me again every 3 months.
I am very confused and scared as we are trying to get pregnant. Please give me some advise. Thank you in advance for all the help.