Comments from Dr Gourley at NIH on ANA made on another forum.
"Dr. Gourley: Antibody status can sometimes change, depending upon therapy, how much antibody there is to start and what type of antibody it is. Remember, the ANA is not specific to any disease and doctors see the ANA in so many illnesses that we need to tie it to the patients symptoms. The symptoms are more important than antibody status."
MCTD (SLE Lupus, polymyositis, scleroderma). Diagnosed 2005. Kidney, liver, GI tract, dysphagia, raynauds, barretts esophagus, quadriplegic in 2005. Recovered and now active in downhill skiing, golf, hiking. Meds: amlodipine, benezapril, omeprazole, potassium, folic acid, vitamins, maxide.
Remain Optimistic and you can overcome.