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I would imagine you've been tested for auto-antibodies based on what you said, but I'm not sure if you've been tested for the right ones. Anti-nuclear antibodies are often the starting point, but there are others that should be tested for too. Have you seen a rheumatologist at all or is this just your GP doing the work-up so far?

Be sure that you've been tested for tick-borne illnesses like Lyme disease (depending on where you live some are more relevant than others).

It can take a while to arrive at a diagnosis, and it can take a while for bloodwork to become positive too. Obviously something is going on here, and it will be in your best interest to get copies of the bloodwork so you know exactly what has been tested for and what hasn't. Best wishes for some help soon with your symptoms - it's been long over due!
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