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I was first diagnosed in 2004 due to having so many of the symptoms. But with a negative ANA test, was un-diagnosed. This has continued since then. I now believe that I've had flares from time to time but have never been tested during those times (I'm hard headed and am just now beginning to understand this thing) I was so frustrated at all the different opinions that I eventually stopped going to the rheumy all together. But since I've found this site, I've gotten more understanding of this disease and realize that my rheumy was only doing what he thought best. He's been treating me for lupus and now I know that, even though it's rare, you can have lupus with a negative ANA.