Can you have combined autoimmune disorders? I need a second opinion
My current diagnoses are:
-history of mental disorders
So, I went for my normal checkup to my rhumie as I am currently on remicade infusions for AS. My doctor pointed out that the rash on my face was more prominent than usual and wanted to test my ANA again which was previously checked in Dec 22. That was yesterday and today I received results without a call from my doctor yet that I tested positive for ANA and Scleroderma and abnormally high white blood cell count.
I was negative for dsDNA with a result of 1.00, sjogrens, and smith. Basically I was sent a vague message asking if I was okay… I'm not worried about my doctor, I just wish they would have called me instead of posting the results and then sending a message that is asking if I am okay since I tested positive for ANA…
So, some questions I have are is this a big deal for my health or not being positive for both ANA and scleroderma and also my C Reactive Protein is 9.0 with a sedimentation rate of ESR 33?
Is this an indicator that something is finally showing up and may be progressing? Of course I looked all of this up and you know how the internet is with the web of lies rabbit hole where all diagnoses lead to death.
Basically, I'm wondering if I have lupus because I show all of the signs for it plus a prominent malar rash or if I don't since the smith is in the negative. Do I have an infection or is this just normal behavior for autoimmune issues?
Like I said, I have never tested positive for ANA before, so that's why my head is spinning with so many questions. My glucose level is high as well and I've never been close to the stage of having diabetes.
I do feel like my body is in a current state of hell. I am stressed out to the max being a teacher and having additional students beyond my normal 157. I'm also teaching virtual and I'm now up to 241. I am also the department head of my subject within my district, a team leader and am currently going through a personal financial crisis.
Health wise- my HS is out of control. It's everywhere in the usual spots and now it is even under my breasts. Huge cyst-like bumps in my groin, armpits and I can count at least 50-60 under my breasts. They hurt so badly. The ones in-between my legs are also very painful. Sometimes I can put my palm around one and it is the size of a golf ball or bigger. I've fallen twice in the past two weeks, once hitting a concrete slab face first right on my cheekbone. Black eye and my entire cheekbone is black currently. I have horrible night sweats even with my thermo on 65 and the fan on full blast and wearing nothing. My vision can become blurry and the brain fog is present. My body aches obviously with the AS, but my feet are also on fire and I cannot sleep at all.
This is now turning into rambling because I feel like there is so much going on.
Could this positive ANA result just be from stress or was it already in the works? Just would basically like some advice or knowledge from medical professionals. This is my first time using this and I appreciate any and all help.