... Just thought of another complexity: anti-ds-DNA isn't exclusive to lupus. It can also elevate in chronic hepatitis, Primary Biliary Cirrhosis, and infectious mono (and there might be more). So there are many strands here, it seems, that only doctor(s) can figure out. I think you're smart to keep pressing for help, and I hope you get more soon, like today! More hugs. (20 replies)
... Although I think lupus presenting as meningitis is extremely rare, I'd sure want meningitis investigated thoroughly. Did ER doctor say why he thought lumbar puncture wasn't necessary? ... (20 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'm starting to suspect lupus because of SOME of my symptoms. ... (3 replies)
... Hello. My name is Barbara. Im here on behalf of my husband looking for answers. He was diagnosed with Hashimotos when he was 27 years old, 4 years ago. He has multi-nodular thyroid. Since then he has started having a magnitude of symptoms and we are worried he may have another auto-immune disorder....His Dr suspects lupas or Berchets. Problem is he will not be able to get in... (3 replies)
... and you show a viral shift in your white blood cells, which may be related to the node enlargement. I would ask for a repeat mono test, as the first one may have been done too soon, and look carefully at lab sheet for "reactive WBCs or lymphocytes", common in mono. ... (4 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)