I just wanted to give an update. Because of the Smith and DS DNA antibodies I was diagnosed with SLE and have started taking plaquenil. My rheumatologist said I might develop scleroderma, I might not.
Shelley, my hematologist ran an ANA because I had pregnancy induced Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP) that would not resolve. I was also leaking proteins during pregnancy and still am, but only trace amounts at this time. It is all so shocking to me because I feel fine...no fatigue, joint pain, etc. However, my rheumatologist says we can not ignore that there is organ involvement with the ITP and protein.