Hi, I am getting confused over diagnosis. I hope some one on this site can improve my knowledge?
I have been hypothyroid, over 25 yrs. Never tested more than tsh as far as I know. I have taken thyroxine, (perhaps dose altered 3 times). Then, 2.5 yrs ago I became very unwell. Long story short, I got 3 dose changes over a few months. Settled, now back to dose changes again...
As I continued to sort out my ill health, I was seen by rheumatologist and diagnosed sjogrens syndrome too (though, apparently, RO in blood tests, was positive, for yrs, I had never been told).
Still searching for root cause why did I become ill 2.5 yrs ago, and, seeking, better health.
I have now found out, I have thyroid antibodies too. I have also been told ANA is positive....
How is lupus diagnosed definitely? I seem to have so many symptoms that match lupus rather than sjogrens.
Does positive ANA equate to lupus diagnosis?
I wish everyone well.
Autoimmune disease is really challenging isn't it?
I can relate to so many people here, the flare-up days are no picnic in the park.