... I am having serious memiry imopartment real serious, example wrecked my car (thank goodness nobdy was hurt, out to dinner with in-laws no memory. and the klst goes on. I am not on any new mducation. My neruo do did MRI and EGG and found sanll scare tissue and says it could be frim my R.A. Next he wants me to find a neruopyscologist that performs that particular 3 our long... (5 replies)
... Can people have high ANA results and not have any actually problems or is this something the doctors have caught before these symptoms above I call minor now possibly get out of control? ... (1 replies)
... My ANA came back at that number before I began plaquenil. ... (5 replies)
... So here are the results of my lab tests that I got back from the rheumy. He said I have an autoimmune disease, but not sure what kind yet..."probably lupus," he said. HOWEVER, to be diagnosed with lupus, according to the Lupus Foundation of America and the American College of Rheumatology, you need to have 4 of the 11 symptoms ( I have TWO--arthralgia and a high positive... (11 replies)
... Ive had 3 ANA test over the past 6 years. ... (2 replies)
... I saw a rhuemtologist today. I had seen her a few years back for arm shoulder pain. She says back then I had a high ANA just like I did a couple weeks ago. I don't remember that but she had the past result. She didn't feel I have RA but says I do have arthritis in my shoulder. ... (1 replies)
... Thanks, your answer was right on the money. They still canot figure out the memoery impairment & the small scare tissue found in my mRI.
Please stay in touch and take care of yourself.
Sarah218 (5 replies)
... Thank you so much for your thought's. It is wonderful to communicate with others who have or are going through similar health issues. My biggest complaint is my memory, to forget your own phone number or going..really sucks. Also, my headaches have increased so much.
The neruo said something that my husband & I felt was odd, that the scare tissues could be from my r/a, i ... (5 replies)
... Hi there,
Nothing is more frightening and discouraging that not having answers and going from one test to the next. I have gone through that a few times in my life and my family was a worried mess. Right now I have no idea if I have is Lupus, RA, or something else (Long story). It has been very frustrating.
Do not be hard on yourself about the weight gain. You are... (5 replies)
... Hi everyone! Hope evryone is having a great day. I have a question, I have R/A and have being having serious memory loss, like going to dinner and no clue with who, wrecked my car, etc. anyway went to a neruo and he did a Mri & EGG and the results he found were some small scare tissue. he states that it could be from my R/A entering into my brain or from High blood pressure.... (0 replies)
... Hello, thanks for the response. Man I just re-read my post, please excuse the spelling.
Yes I have an appointment with my rheumatologist this coming Saturday. I am being to have extreme headaches, can sleep all the time and my vision is becoming blurry. Needless to say my memory is getting worse. My neuro found small scare tissues from my MRI and said it could be from my high... (5 replies)
... Well I know i was tested for Rheumatoid arthritis but that came back negative as well, but after a couple of more blood tests they said I did not have Lupus. Only thing is I do feel in my legs that I constantly have to stretch, and if i sit for any period of time i constantly have to stretch, in addition my neck is always hurting, and my right knee gives me problems when... (8 replies)
... CCP turned up high positive and I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis. Just like the RF, the ANA can be positive in a lot of conditions. ... (8 replies)
... s true at your lab, then the ANA seems a significant number to me, and would likely be from an autoimmune condition. ... (8 replies)
... indeed, some laboratories will not further screen sera that are ANA negative. ... (7 replies)