I was a little confused about
the ANA titer you mentioned but you must be talking about
the ANA Direct test. I think docs are more conservative with diagnosing Lupus now and don't go by just ANA alone. A positive ANA can be seen in RA as well as other connective tissue diseases and even if you have close relatives with AI diseases but are disease free. But your rashes do concern me as sun rashes are a classic Lupus symptom. Have you seen a dermatologist to biopsy these? Sometimes your rashes can test positive for certain antibodies that don't always show up in the blood tests. I would start a list of symptoms so you can track it to bring to your appt as well. I hope you can get some answers soon.
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