I actually have no idea what the titer was...or is for that matter! Is that the ANA result??? I will ask for my results to be emailed to me...the doctor just went through them. thanks for the advice re lupus websites. I have done very little googling and none since the positive ANA result but the googling I have done was much more alarming than the discussion that I had with the doctor. The Dr seemed to think lupus can be very well managed now and although uncomfortable for people who have the bad arthritis, kidney function can be managed and life expectancy and quality of life should be no different. Maybe people who are diagnosed later in life have milder cases? one thing I didn't think to mention to anyone including the Dr was the bussing, twitching, vibrations etc...that i have had throughout my body for years and for the past 7 months, shaking of my left index finger at times. I have always attributed all of this to anxiety, so much so I just live with the buzzing and twitching and vibrations (and sometimes feelings of weakness, predominantly on my left side) and don't get too worked up about them. The index finger is starting to bother me but it is the same hand as my wrist problem so maybe it is due to overuse or injury (I was thinking it was due to lifting children and having broken it in 2006 playing basketball) However I am wondering if this is something neurological associated with lupus? I feel like it is getting worse, but there are also times when it doesn't shake at all and the vibration feeling isn't there...if it was lupus or something else, I guess it could come and go? I don't even know if Lupus could cause this. I am starting to avoid using my hand and in true anxiety style, I keep checking my left leg and left arm for weakness and shaking...and as is always the case, right now, I don't feel that anxious!!! I also have numbness in the very tip of each big toe(only a tiny spot...in the same spot in each toe and it's not completely numb...but fairly numb)...similarly, I haven't mentioned this to anyone coz I thought it was probably due to aging after playing so much high level sport in my life. anyway...will try to ignore everything and see if it settles down while I wait for some answers next week....it's the wait that is the worst!! Thanks for all of your responses...it is so much better to get info on here than for me to google!!!