Lyme can cause an elevated ANA w/ a pattern. Did they check the splits - the antibodies specific to the different autoimmune diseases (such as RF, anti-Ro, anti-La, SSA, SSB, etc.)? I had an elevated ANA w/ duel pattern speckled & homogenous, but none of the splits were positive so they wouldn't diagnose me w/ Lupus - they told me instead that I had Undifferentiated Connective Tissue Disorder, or a "Secondary Lupus-Like Syndrome" - but when I asked what the heck it was secondary to, they told me to see a shrink!! But then I was diagnosed w/ Lyme by a very savvy Naturopathic physician and learned that Lyme can elevate the ANA, the ESR (Sed Rate), and throw all kinds of other tests out of whack too. Best idea is to go to a Lyme-Literate Physician (LLMD) or Naturopath (LLND) and get tested for Lyme and associated co-infections.
Chronic Lyme Disease, Chronic Bartonella (clinical dx only), Gluten & Sulfite Sensitivity, Many Food/Inhalant/Medication/Chemical Allergies & Intolerances, Asthma, Gut issues (dysmotility, non-specific inflammation), UCTD ("Secondary Lupus-Like Syndrome"), Osteoporosis, chronic Lymphopenia, etc.; G-Tube; Currently weaning off TPN.
Meds: Pulmicort, IV Doxycycline, Heparin (to flush PICC line), Claritin, Singulair, Domperidone, Colloidal Silver (topically & nasally), probiotics, Liver support herbs, Ailanthus, digestive enzymes, homeopathy.