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Lupus labs & symptoms

Hello, I have Hashimoto's. It is now relatively under control; however, I'm still having symptoms of something... extreme fatigue, horrible joint pain, confusion, vertigo, and a bunch of other stuff. I also have had 2 MRIs and have scattered periventricular white spots. My neurologist said the white spots aren't in a typical MS pattern.

So... he ran some more tests including: copper, RA, vasculitis, ANA, hepatic function, CBC, etc. Everything came back fine except the ANA Screen with Reflex (S) came back as "moderate positive", so then they ran the ANA Reflex Group (S) and that came back as 160 (normal range for my age < 80). My neurologist now wants me to see a rheumatologist to confirm Lupus.

Of course after dealing with all the Hashimotos stuff, trying to find the root cause (still haven't), and now possible Lupus, I'm pretty overwhelmed. My question is do you think with my symptoms and a 160 on the 2nd Reflex test that it's likely that I have Lupus?
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