I have been very ill for the last three years. It started during a stressful period in my life and since then has progressed.
It first started with aching joints and fatigue, this then progressed to painful joints a face rash and hair loss. When I went to the GP he was convinced it was lupus. Ran tests which came back with negative ANA but positive dsDNA and raised inflammatory markers. He referred me to the rheumatologist who saw me said I looked fine and it wasn't conclusive in the bloods, diagnosed me with fibromyalgia told me it was stress and I should just cry it out and get over it! I was discharged and took that as just get used to it.
2 years later and I am really suffering. I have had my bloods tested which have shown constant raised white cells and same before raised inflammatory markers and negative ANA. I have been referred to a different rheumatologist but wondered if there is any point as they won't give me a diagnosis with negative ANA.