... No, you're not crazy. Blood tests for lupus can become negative while on treatment. Your family history is impressive with several autoimmune diseases, and I do not think your previous ANA or APS results should be dismissed. ... (2 replies)
... I was diagnosed with Lupus in the '80's only had 2 positive ANA's. Back then I was treated with steroids and plaquenil. Since then I have had negative ANA's both mother and my daughter were diagnosed with lupus. I am am now told I don't have Lupus because all my test results are negative. ... (2 replies)
... 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)
... They said it isn't negative but it isn't strongly positive either. What does that mean? ... (16 replies)
... use I was very very weak,fatigued, in pain. Visited a lot of specialists, nothing was ever found except slightly raised ESR levels, ANA, Anti CCP, RA factor were negative at that point. My health continued to decline,I got weird looking acne all over my back and face but doctors brushed it off to hormonal imbalance. ... (16 replies)
... dsDNA test. In March, a negative ANA, no other test conducted. Fast forward to this week, negative ANA test but positive anti dsdna test. ... (2 replies)
... for diagnosis a positive test for a specific antibody is more important than is a negative ANA test. ... (7 replies)
... Does a negative ANA rule out SLE, as I know people test negative for ANA but still have the subset SCLE. I am confused. If anyone could clear this up, I would greatly appreciate it. ... (1 replies)
... I recently reviewed some autoimmune info and it explained that if calcium and magnesium levels were off, more cal than mag, then you could have inflammation problem. Info explained magnesium helps keep control of inflammation.
When doctors started workup on me, they were looking for protein in urine.
Info in medical books about immune inflammatory responses indicates... (29 replies)
... of negative ANA. ... (29 replies)
... I was wondering if it is possible to have any form of Lupus with out having a positive ANA test? ... (29 replies)
... I doubt that one negative ANA proves much, because blood labs by definition are really only a snapshot in time. ... (5 replies)
... three rows of extra eyelashes, and arthritis, and osteo penia. I had ana test.. ... (6 replies)
... speckled. Now ANA negative but RNP 7.8. ... (0 replies)
... It looks to me like your ANA result fell within your lab's negative range, but your dr. should confirm that, of course. ... (2 replies)
... Hi and welcome. I was told and have read that about 3 to 5% of people with systemic lupus remain ANA-negative, but test positive for anti-Ro. This subtype is called "Ro-lupus". Hopefully your doctors will test for specific autoantibodies even if your ANA stays negative---especially given your low C4, elevated ESR, etc. Hope you post more soon. Best wishes, Vee (2 replies)
... throw a negative ANA in the mix LOL. I'm just curious to see how many of us folks are truly out there. ... (9 replies)
... I've had test results where some columns make little sense. ... (3 replies)
... what if your ANA test comes back Positive/ reference range negative (3 replies)
... The value of the ana test is determined by lots of factors. The results of an ANA test are usually given in titres, which is a measure of how much the blood sample can be diluted before the presence of the antibodies can no longer be detected. ... (2 replies)