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ana positive?

My history. (I'll try to keep it short)
I'm a 40 yr old female. I've had headaches for the last 8 yrs. Neck and shoulder pain has been for the last 8 yrs also. My left arm goes numb and tingles, my veins swell and sometimes stay bulged in my fingers for weeks at a time, i just had one in my left foot ( the toe by my big toe) the dr froze it and stuck a needle in it to see if it would break? I couldn't walk on it for a few weeks until it went away.
I've been in massage and physiotherapy during that time which does that the pain away a bit. I have developed tinnitus in the left ear in the last few years, it's getting louder and more muffled. I did have a leakage come from my nose once in awhile when i bent over and lifted back up but i'm not sure what that was, just thought I would mention it. I have had CT scans and saw a neurologist and he said there was no nerve damage in my wrist? but he said he would bet it was my rotator cuff. I just had new blood work done and tested positive for ana. I will be going to see a rheumatologist but it takes a few months to get in.  Does anyone else here have these issues? just wondering.. it's been going on so long. thanks for listening.
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Some time it takes the right doctor and the right test to get to what is wrong with yourself. When you see the rheumo doc ask him about lupus and a thing called anticardiolipin antibodies. I have both and some of the things you said I can relate to. Yet everyone is different. I was wondering how the sun effects you and if you notice a small cold turns into something much worse?
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Thanks for reading,
I don't get colds often, which I thought was weird. If I do it lasts a few days and is gone. The sun doesn't bother me, although I don't spend a lot of time outside. The anticardiolipin antibodies sounds interesting, I'm going to do some reading on it and see if any of it applies to me. Thanks for the info!!
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