I just wanted to know if anyone here has lupus. If so, how does it effect your life, work, etc. Also...do you know of any good web sites for information?
My doctor is running tests to see if I have lupus...and I am a bit nervous. So far my ANA was borderline positive, Rheumatioid factor was negative, and my lupus anticoagulant was positive. He hasn't run the anti-DNA antibody or anti-SM yet. He just ordered a double stranded ANA to be drawn, but isn't that the same as ANA? I am not very familiar with these labs and have just done minimal research as of yet, so any help would be greatly appreciated.