Like any of the other symptoms of Lupus (yes, for us positive ANA is a symptom), coming and going doesn't change the diagnosis. The Dr shouldn't have said "you don't have lupus" -- Lupus doesn't go away. And it's not really called "quiet" unless you are med-free and symptom-free. Sounds like some mis-communication was happening.
Did you ask your Dr any questions? It's important to be on equal footing with the Drs, so you can ask a straight-out question and get a straight-out answer.
In any case, your path is clear.....keep taking those meds. And I hope all your symptoms are minor, not just your ANA.
PS. Somehow reading back that doesn't seem to make sense, but I don't know how to re-write it. Too tired tonight, I guess.
Lynnwood, Lupus & Sjogren's Moderator, Dx: 2002DIAGNOSING LUPUS & LUPUS RESOURCES
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