... 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. ... (4 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.
-... (4 replies)
... 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. (11 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... (11 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)
... Ro but with ANA staying negative. You may be wondering, has anyone here fit into one of these categories? ... (20 replies)
... Thank you. I did take your advice and go to ER. It wasn't a very good experience, honestly. I started spiking a high fever again last night and my headache wasn't getting any better. On top of that I was getting petechiae type dots on my legs. Not only did they do nothing for my pain there was a lot of miscommunication. In the end the doctor thought the headache was caused by... (20 replies)
... Additionally, WBC's can go low because of active lupus. ... (20 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)
... The ANA is not that high. Have you been tested for all the autoimmune antibodies, RF factor, TPO etc? ... (12 replies)