Hi all. My new doc just called me with results from my bloodwork and said he wants to make a preliminary diagnosis of Lupus. I do have a red rash across my face and have had it for several years. My ANA this time around was 1:80 a year ago it was 1:180. Does anyone know if activity levels can aggravate the condition to make the ANA results higher? I was working when it was 1:180. Anyhow..I was told before I definately had Lupus and then was told I definately did not by a rheumy. Now the new doc says yes to Lupus and is sending me to a Rheumy for confirmation. Anyone else gone through this? In a way I am a bit happy if it is Lupus because that is just another diagnosis to add to my Social Security case.