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... 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 Extreme Fatigue Joint Pain (worst in the hand wrist) low grade... (0 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)

Late Onset Lupus
Jul 6, 2016
... 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. ... (9 replies)
... Funny thing is that I have a very unique name and I was accidentally put in as a new patient due to a spelling error and they were only going to rerun the ANA until I stated that Dr "H" had previously diagnosed me with fibromyalgia. ... (6 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)
... Many people with skin (cutaneous) lupus have negative ANAs, but may have positive anti-Ro (SSA) .antibodies. These should be run. It is also seen that some lupus patients also have immune deficiencies, so a visit with the immune Dr is a good idea. Topical Tacrolimus is a Rx cream that can help the skin rashes in people who can't take Placquenil. A dermatologist would be the Dr... (3 replies)
... My family doctor did some blood work In April of 2015 RF factor and ANA and they came back negative. Because of my symptoms he referred me to a Rheumy. ... (0 replies)
... atory disease. That one always makes me want to roll my eyes. Anyway, I do not tolerate plaqenil the nausea is too bad, so I have been on dapsone. So far I am ANA negative, but no tests were done during the worst outbreaks of rash when I was seeing another Dr. I have had tests with every outbreak since. ... (3 replies)
... are best checked during symptomatic periods. ANA can be repeated, CBC to see if anemia or low white count is present, urine check for blood and protein, would all be good tests to do. ... (2 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)
... What in the world is wrong with me? Obviously there's an underlying rheumatoid/autoimmune issue going on, but what is it? I meet 4/11 of the dx criteria, but they are all atypical: "Molar" rash: I get a mild, flat rash on my cheeks, but it looks more like rosacia than the standard "butterfly" rash. It comes/goes within hours. Discoid rash: I get rashes on my neck and... (3 replies)
... Good morning. Re your positive anti-Ro, it is actually possible, but rare, to have lupus with a negative (or very low) ANA coupled with a positive anti-Ro (in the absence of other autoantibodies). This "subset" is sometimes called "Ro-lupus" and is thought to comprise only a very small percent of all systemic lupus. This is the very subgroup I fell in, and my local doctors... (15 replies)

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