... ANAs to fit the ANA criteria. ... (4 replies)
... Hello! I've been reading through the message boards off and on for a few months, and decided to join today. I'd love opinions re my situation...
I became ill in October and haven't felt back to 100% since then. I've been sick (low grade fever, aches and pains, sore throat) 4-5 times since then.
In February I was DXd with hypothyroidism and then Hashimoto's. I'm on... (4 replies)
... Hi. I'm just a patient, and these are just my guesses, so please read in that light, OK? Re anti-ds-DNA, you could find 11 diagnostic/classification criteria for lupus in the "sticky post" section located right above the thread list. These may be met serially, meaning not simultaneously: envision checking each off in indelible ink, once met.
You'll see that the anti-ds-DNA... (3 replies)
... Thank you so much for responding. The results that I posted I found online threw a my chart from the hospital where I had test done. Since I posted I did get my Ana results back. ... (5 replies)
... Donna, hi & welcome. My best guess is that the two labs you cite were indeed negative, yet they might tell only a partial story because
ANA alone isn't diagnostic of anything because it may be positive in a variety of conditions, and also mildly positive (like maybe 1:40 to 1:160) due only to a passing viral or bacterial infection. I've read different accounts re what level... (3 replies)
... i am so confused at this point. I had a positive Ana of 1:180 in Dec, then another positive Ana of 1:160 in April. My Rhuem didn't even examine me or talk my symptoms seriously. He just told me its Fibromyalgia and gave me a script for Lyrica.
I got a copy of my blood test and I am trying to decode them but it is useless. I guess what I am asking is, does anyone know what... (3 replies)
... Also, some people have a somewhat elevated ANA due only to aging, to a family tendency, or to a passing bacterial or viral infection. ... (8 replies)
... She is going to retest in two months. She said this could be a false reading. I'm not sure why she said that because my ANA was the same last summer. ... (8 replies)
... Just got a call from my doctor's office stating that my lab results showed ana 1-160, WBC 2.9, and vitamin D 19. Lets just say...... that I hate lupus!!! (1 replies)
... Obviously the elevated ANA means something right. ... (3 replies)
... and had an ANA come back negative. i was on Prednisone at the time for a bad headache that I had. ... (0 replies)
... nysue, I'm just a patient but I think your labs and symptoms could be suggestive of lupus, but only depending on your lab levels. To put your lab results into context, you really do need the reference ranges. Also, there are OTHER tests typically run when lupus is suspected, so you'd want to know what ELSE was run. Could you procure hardcopy of your labs?
To illustrate.... (28 replies)
... Retired, I understand being upended by the word "lupus". I was, too. I headed to the library & borrowed hardcovers with greater detail that you can find online. From them I was able to see if I did have lupus (and I'd had a whole slew of on-off symptoms since early childhood), that even so, it was likely on the milder side. Why? Because my major organs were OK.
Yes,... (8 replies)
... write back before now! Anyhow, ANA is only a general test that can be positive in a wide variety of conditions, not just lupus. The ANA test involves doing successive dilutions, and inspecting the sample at each point to see if "fluoresced material" still shows up. ... (1 replies)
... This was a test to confirm Lupus but Normal titer was <1:80. With a titer of <1:160 be positive and what is Nucleolr (1 replies)
... Other findings beyond ANA would be required to be diagnosed with any of the AI's. ... (4 replies)
... Hi blessedbeauty,
I thought I would reply through this thread because I don't know how to message people, but I have crohns (for 8 yrs starting at 15) and am being tested for lupus now too.
I had a positive ana at 1:160 but they say that it could also be from remicade, I'm awaiting more specific results too. This past year I've also had joint pain in hands (unusual for... (1 replies)
... Could a cold virus make my ANA titer number shoot up that high? ... (2 replies)
... If there is anyone out there that can offer and info to me, I would be grateful. I have been feeling sick for about 4 years now; mostly fatigue, joint pain & stiffness, had a low grade fever in the evening for about 2 years (that has gotten better), been losing hair in clumps for about 2 years, some dizziness, now with new dr., I Waas found to have a positive Ana 1:160, and... (7 replies)
... Can all this really be from anxiety and stress. Would all the stress ect cause the positive ANA test. ... (3 replies)