My family doctor told me that I have Lupus and wants me to see a Rhuematologist. I already have hypothyroidism and am a type 2 diabetic. This new diagnosis has not sunk in yet. My ANA was negative but the DNA (DS) was really high with a score of 80. My sed rate was also high with a 48. I know that I am going bald, losing much more hair than when I first found out about
my thyroid several years ago. I hurt all over, and am just exhausted. I do not get a rash from the sun, but my skin really hurts after being out in it. It will be so tender that I would swear that I must have a slight sunburn.
I have heard that it is rare to have Lupus if ANA is negative. At this point I wonder if I am the exception and my doctor is correct or if my ANA was a false negative.
Really trying to deal with all the emotions I have about this.......