So I am new here.. So hello!
I am panicking a bit for two reasons.. The first being I suffer from awful anxiety disorder and panic disorder. And the second being over the past year + I have retested three times and still had a high ANA value.. 1:640 I believe. I also have an elevated ACE level. (I know that's more indicative of sarcoid though.)
Anyway; I saw a neuro over a year ago for random muscle twitches that I have had for four years now. Clean EMG and exam and blood word etc except for those two values! I am scared to death I have some terrible auto immune disease and no one knows what it is. My doctors have basically dismissed the high readings for now.. I'm doing more in depth blood work soon. But my dad also has an auto immune disease so I wonder if my readings are just naturally high? Idk!!
I'm now taking natural supplements instead of xanax for my panic disorder which makes me feel much better so I am working on that.. But in the mean time I subconsciously worry whether I have lupus or something.
Symptoms over the past years (most from anxiety): canker sores, dizziness or off balance feeling, twitching muscles everywhere!, panic attacks/hyperventilation, random pains (muscular ones not joint)
No rashes, fevers, head aches that are unusual, overwhelming fatigue etc..
Idk is this all my anxiety? Grrr frustrated and slightly scared!