It is NOT rare to have Lupus without positive ANA. It is fairly common, but not all doctors diagnose the way suggested by www.lupus.org
. It says any 4 of 11 symptoms, where the ANA test is only one of the 11. Check the Diagnosing Lupus link in my signature.
A rheumotologist will be able to determine if you have Lupus or not, which is exactly why your family doc is sending you there...do it! ;) Your other symptoms; fatigue, sun sensitivity, hurt all over...should be checked out.
Lynnwood, Lupus & Sjogren's ModeratorDIAGNOSING-LUPUS & LUPUS-RESOURCES
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