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... h screens for RA. I have an appointment on the 27th with another rheumatologist and I will redo some of the testing before that to see where my ESR, anti CCP and ANA stand now, because they change,also will do the ANtiphospholipid thing, because I suffer from chronic headaches.My skull hurts to be exact. ... (15 replies)
... cultures became negative.After a month feeling like this I developed joint pain in almost every joint in my body,BONE pain in my arms and legs,sometimes in ribs, low grade fever, stiff and achy muscles,still had the sore throat. I became bedridden because I was very very weak,fatigued, in pain. ... (15 replies)
Ana.
Oct 25, 2016
... grumpymoose, must say I love your nickname, it's the best ever. Anyhow, welcome. Before I answer, have you seen the "sticky posts"? On the main lupus page, they're the permanent info posts located above the user threads; they have a little lock symbol to the left of their titles. I was dx'ed with lupus with a negative ANA, which is very uncommon, less than 5% of all... (1 replies)

... You're welcome! To be honest, I don't recognize all those tests. I'm wondering whether any include "ANA subtypes", meaning tests for specific autoantibodies that doctors run if the (very general) ANA test is positive & your symptoms are possible in lupus. Some of those so-called "subtypes" are anti-ds-DNA, anti-Sm, anti-RNP, anti-Ro, anti-La, antiphospholipid, lupus... (5 replies)
... Thank you! The C3 and C4 were found by an immunologist as the rheumatologist originally referred me to her. Upon those results I was referred right back to her. According to the blood work so far done by immunology, I appear to be an otherwise healthy person with exception of the C3/C4 levels of course. The panel of tests now being done are: CBC GLUR Random ALB Calcium,... (5 replies)
... confirmed lupus nephritis, and patients whose ANA has turned negative due to meds. ... (5 replies)
... The problem with ANA is that it's not specific to any one condition. ... (11 replies)
... l. I don't recall the actual values but she said when both are lower it is an indication of Lupus. That said, she's now running a ton of further tests including ANA etc. We are looking in Ankloysing Spondylitis potentially as well but she's leaning towards Lupus. ... (5 replies)
... I had a low grade fever the next day and felt so horrible and in pain just in one area of neck. ... (11 replies)
... and if only slightly elevated, I don't think doctors would count ANA as a criteria fulfilled. ... (2 replies)
... 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. ... (15 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. ... (15 replies)
... style, on which I fell over immediately because my ANA was negative. ... (7 replies)
... Last check up in June, he just put ANA positive unknown cause. I am anemic because my iron was very low. No kidney involvement that I aware of. Pain is well controlled. ... (3 replies)
... Hi! Thank you so much for your answer!! Yes, your case indeed sound a lot like mine. :O I live in Brazil and I havent find any dermatopathologist here in my city >.< and nothing called lupus band test, but i think i find a laboratory that does what they call "direct immunofluoressence" and in the description they say it can diagnosis lupus. Do you think is the same thing? ... (14 replies)
... My ANA was never positive. ... (14 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. ... (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)


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