Hi everyone. New here and I have a few questions. I am currently being evaluated for lupus. For years Ive had all over joint pain without damage, extreme fatigue, tingling all over my body,raynauds, weird scaley patches that pop up all over and a reaction to the sun that looks like a sunburn across my face(but disappears after being out of the sun for a while.My primary care ran some tests after I came in with a myriad of other symptoms. a few of my tests came back abnormal(CRP,ESR, anion gap,alkaline phosphatase, and total protein)..also I found that I am very anemic. I was put on iron over a year ago due to iron deficiency and that was that. After this test my iron was even lower so I was given IV iron treatments. The docs initial thought was lupus due to the symptoms but when the ANA came back negative I think she dismissed the idea but referred me to a rheumatologist. I have had these same symptoms for years and recently its gotten much worse. The anemia I discovered is what is called normocytic,normochromic. Appaently caused by a chronic underlying disease or inflammation. My major question is..has anyone went into rheum with these symptoms and a negative ANA and still been diagnosed with lupus? Ive been at this for over 10 yrs and I keep getting blown off.Now that I finally have proof that at least somethings going on..I want to figure it out.