... In July I mentioned to my primary care dr that my joints always get achy. He sent me for tests related to RA. My rheumatoid factor was high, my ANA came back high, and the test cascaded into a couple other positive autoantibodies. ... (11 replies)
... Sadly, my hopes are low for the appointment tomorrow. Following the rheum appointment, I have an appointment with my endo to discuss what's going on. Currently, my TSH is 0. ... (11 replies)
... She recommended I see and Rheumatologist since I had not been following with one. I recently had my initial visit and went over all my test results including my ANA and that my IgG and IgA are both 300 points below the lowest level, low platelets. ... (0 replies)
... A history. I am in my fifties and diagnosed with low thyroid in my twenties then on treatment years later. Mum had thyroiditis as a teen, grandmother RA and now my niece with DLE. ... (8 replies)
... scarring lesions on back and upper arms, that I finally correlated to sun exposure. Because ANA stayed negative, local doctors didn't consider lupus, but large metro teaching hospital rheum did immediately. ... (7 replies)
... Hi! In limbo land with a possible autoimmune disorder. I've received test results but haven't spoken to my rheum about them.
I was just in the hospital for 3 days due to having difficulty walking and weakness in my legs. Let me give you the rundown of my symptoms.
- Extreme pain in upper back and neck.
- Joint pain and popping/cracking.
- Swollen fingers on and off.
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... WBC can depress due to inflammation. Vit D goes low in various of the AI's. ... (3 replies)
... omogeneous pattern is indicative of Lupus, however I've read the positive CCP is strongly sensitive towards RA. But my RA Factor was negative. Not sure about the low vitamin D. ... (3 replies)
... patient, but I believe ANA is a very general test that can be positive in quite a few conditions, and that it's never by itself alone diagnostic of anything. ... (1 replies)
... but that isn't to say that those labs have been run "recently enough". You said April 2015 was the last time you saw negative ANA and RF? ... (1 replies)
... I believe I posted in another thread of yours, so I won't repeat all I said before but I did want to mention asking for a CK muscle enzyme test when you feel you are having a flare of muscle weakness. There are different types of myositis and that is the best screening blood test for it. Just another piece of puzzle to fill in. (14 replies)
... Im new to this board, but have been suffering from extreme fatigue, headaches and joint pain for many years. started about 7 years ago, and I tested positive for Lyme disease. Went on antibiotics for over 2 months, felt even worse on them! I never really got back to myself after this. My main symtoms are
Joint Pain (worst in the hand wrist)
low grade... (14 replies)
... is considered low positive but can be positive in several conditions, lupus and others. ... (1 replies)
... It seems that the lad has emailed me my blood work results before I have seen the dr. Can someone please help me understand it? From what I have read it seems to refer to Lupus. I was diagnosed with Psoriatic Arthritis in 2009 and have been on Humira and Methotrexate. I stopped taking them in Feb 2016 because I lost my insurance due to a job loss. I moved to another state and... (1 replies)
... It differs from SLE in several key regards. While ANA is positive in both, in DILE the specific AB's most associated with SLE aren't present. ... (10 replies)
... tests even though ANA was negative. When ANA is done using the "reflex" testing approach, if it's negative, all the various AB tests aren't necessarily run. ... (18 replies)
... is a pretty low ANA. ... (2 replies)
... I know that is a disease that comes back with a positive ANA and ASM. BUT my liver enzymes are normal now. ... (0 replies)
... I too have a somewhat low ANA, but I am in excruciating amounts of pain and am very very inflamed... ... (7 replies)
... so although it's positive, it's so low they don't think it means much. ... (7 replies)