... Theres no great consensus for dsdna unfortunately, and it has to be taken in context of symptoms. I had first "rheum"(in training) my 2 positve dsdna tests (18 & 15, >10 IU/ml positive, by muliplex) were false positives. My second rheumatologist with MANY years experience in private practice & clinical trials ran it a third time and said "you're positive for lupus" when I... (10 replies)
... Also, once there's lupus in a family, the risk is somewhat higher that others will have SOME autoimmune, but not necessarily lupus. Dr. ... (3 replies)
... I understand your thoughts.
Dsdna is false positive in an extremely small percentage of the healthy population. Like 0.5-%1, depending on assay used. Sometimes its positive in the healthy elderly and those with mononucleosis, it should level out or decrease after a bought of mono.
Rheumatoid factor is a very non specific test, unlike dsdna tests. Again, not saying it IS... (15 replies)
... it works and doesn't. I feel like I need to breathe sometimes like I am not getting enough oxygen.I also have depression and anxiety too. I had a strep test and mono and they came back negative. My pcp referred me to my ENT specialist who took out my tonsils and fixed my sinuses. My ears and nose feel fine. ... (9 replies)
... of adults have had EBV, whether they were aware they had mono or not. The EBV infection is considered to be a possible trigger for the development of lupus. So I hope that is helpful and you get the lupus vs. ... (1 replies)
... Babs, as for your labs, the only thing probably significant is the sed rate of 25. The below your age thing is nonsense, IMO. Most people have sed rates of less than 5. The slightly high BUN/creatinine ratio is just from mild dehydration. The low MCHC is low average (mean) corpuscle (red blood cell) hemoglobin concentration which goes along with low iron or ferritin. Those are... (11 replies)
... I went to my GP today because of the pain not subsiding with the cortisone shot and the 800 mg ibuprofen. And since it has spread from my thighs/calves to my butt, back and left arm. :?
So first he gave me my test results on paper. They told me over the phone that all my results were "normal". But I did in fact have a few things slightly out of range. My CMP showed... (11 replies)
... Have you examined her scalp for any signs of discoid lupus lesions? ... (2 replies)
... re fatigue. I do hope that someone has tested your thyroid in the meantime. I have never heard of tapered fingers being suggestive of lupus. It is true that many lupus patients are sensitive to Sulfa, but so are lots of other people, so I wouldn't give much weight to that. ... (5 replies)
... Firstly, I need to say how relieved I am to be writing this. I am so scared and overwhelmed at the moment and this is the only support I get and I am sorry if this is long! :dizzy:
I am 18 and white female. I was diagnosed with T1 diabetes 3 years ago. I have now found out that my grandmother had Addison's.
Before my diagnosis, I was suffering from mono. My glands were up... (1 replies)
... hi the only way i could reply to this was if i quoted what you wrote. to me it sounds like you hsve lupus but you say you aunt has it, but i am under the impression that lupus skips a generation. ... (5 replies)
... People with lupus can get purplish discoloration called purpura, which look like bruises but aren't, really. ... (5 replies)
... and he never talked to us about it. If he did take a good look at the results I'm sure he must have fallen over because he went on and on about how pointless the mono test would be. I go back at the beginning of May to see if I'm "better" and I can either ask then or have my mom pick up the paper. ... (5 replies)
... Many people with lupus test off the charts. ... (5 replies)
... ue worsened and I went to see my pediatrician again. He told my mom to take me for a second opinion from a child's rheumy. She basically refused and begged for a mono test. My doc checked my spleen and by my eyes and everything and said it wasn't even possible for me to have mono. ... (5 replies)
... Just a bit of background. I got Mono really bad when I was 17 was out of school for about 3 months. ... (15 replies)
... My GP appointment was very short. They told me they "accidentally" scheduled me again and my mono test was negative. ... (19 replies)
... Hi a quick update, I have an appointment with doc tomorrow but I have found out from the doctors receptionist that chest xray is all normal (brilliant news) my mono tests (well retests) also negative (somewhat surprised at that), but he wants to talk to me about the other tests - assume he means serology, so maybe its immune system related? Or some other infection? Hopefully... (4 replies)
... Here's a brief of what is going on with me right now, could this be lupus?
I hope someone can shed some light onto my symptons and potential causes. 3 years ago I had glandular fever (Mono) was quite ill with it, and last year I had a GF flare up. Almost 4 months ago gland behind my right ear swelled considerably and was painful and sore, I went to the doctor who sent me... (4 replies)
... Wow, I'm new to these boards and reading through all of the Lupus board posts, I have been constantly thinking, "that's me". ... (7 replies)