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Can you have normal antibody labs but still have an autoimmune disease? symptoms say lupus/RA labs say nothing except +ANA. always miserable and tired

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Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine

In brief: Yes

You can have seronegative Rheumatoid arthritis and also could meet the criteria for diagnosis of SLE.
A Rheumatologist will be helpful

In brief: Yes

You can have seronegative Rheumatoid arthritis and also could meet the criteria for diagnosis of SLE.
A Rheumatologist will be helpful
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Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine

In brief: Yes but considerLyme

Specific antibodies are diagnostic of Lupus and RA but occasionally people may have those conditions without those specific antibodies.
However, even people who have those often have Lyme disease as an underlying cause. Lyme can cause all of your symptoms and is easier to treat. Most doctors don't know much about Lyme so you should try to find one who does. See
https://tinyurl.com/y8opon3c

In brief: Yes but considerLyme

Specific antibodies are diagnostic of Lupus and RA but occasionally people may have those conditions without those specific antibodies.
However, even people who have those often have Lyme disease as an underlying cause. Lyme can cause all of your symptoms and is easier to treat. Most doctors don't know much about Lyme so you should try to find one who does. See
https://tinyurl.com/y8opon3c
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