... famous rheumatologist, and it describes things that very often occur earlier in life in people who later develop lupus. If these ring big bells with you, then your task would be to find a rheum that "gets it". ... (9 replies)
... Yes it is possible to have lupus with a negative ANA, especially early in course. ... (1 replies)
... I've had so many of the same things! Several years ago, I started off with urinary irritability, yet spot urine test & urinalysis (which took several days) showed very high WBC's but a meaningless level of bacteria, so I was taken off the antibiotic that had been prescribed. Then urologist found multiple kidney stones (had an US and did 24-hour urine collection) but deemed... (29 replies)
... Thanks for your note. See my comments below... :)
Thanks! Appreciate it much! (29 replies)
... The only ANA subtype you list, ANCA, was negative. This is associated with vasculitis. There are others much more associated with lupus. ... (29 replies)
I've been posting on Cancer forums but am moving now to the Lupus forum. I just saw a Rheuma this past week and have my follow-up sched for next Monday. My history is a bit long...
-Got sick mid-July 2014 w/abdominal symptoms (diagnosed/hospitalized w/ UC/Gastritis 2012). Started low-grade fever Aug 2014.
-saw Gastro: she says UTI, puts me on Cipro. Cipro gave... (29 replies)
... In late July...for the first time, I had a high ANA reading and was told I most likely had Lupus. A week ago, I had my regular doctor run the ANA's again..and now they are negative...not low, but negative. ... (1 replies)
... Rheumie had read everything before I arrived, then scanned it again in my presence before he started. ... (3 replies)
... y knew this would be the time it would finally show up. I have some funny lesions to show up, but never the MS type lesions. So I have been told I might have MS. Then I see that Lupus causes peripheral neuropathy which I have and the docs could never explain. ... (3 replies)
... Hi! I'm ONLY a patient, but the presence of not one, but three, autoanibodies seen either in lupus &/or its close cousins causes me to wonder. In particular, anti-Sm (like anti-ds-DNA) is typically considered VERY diagnostic of ONLY lupus. (In contrast, anti-Ro is seen in lupus AND in Sjogren's syndrome.) And not to mention how you feel...!
Have you read much? Try the... (3 replies)
... I am not diagnosed. But I have had a positive ANA, slightly high RNP Antibody, slightly high Smith antibody, and a slightly high Sjogren's Antibody. Then when I was retested I was negative so the rheumie said I did not have Lupus. ... (3 replies)
... or weeks sometimes more than once a day for anaphylaxis. Was sent to an allergist who told me I was not allergic to anything but tested my thyroid on a hunch. He then told me that although my labs were normal my antibodies were extremely high and sent me to an endocrinologist who confirmed hashimotos. ... (2 replies)
... Well I found out some interesting information today. Turns out an ANA can be like any other antibody. It can fluctuate. It can be positive, then negative and vice versa. ... (18 replies)
... theresacar, yes it is possible to have a positive and then negative ANA. I was positive twice and then after treatment, I was negative. I have stayed negative since then and I feel sometimes the same as I did when my ANA was positive but it comes out negative when tested. ... (10 replies)
... I say definately from what I read on here and other boards. He thinks though not because of the negative ANA. Well I wrote the Lupus. ... (5 replies)
... This is just from my own personal experience mind you. I was ANA negative for quite some time. There was definately something going on but no one could figure out what it was. ... (2 replies)
... It's possible. My ANA has been negative then positive then negative and I was just diagnosed with Lupus despite my ANA that was the doctors exact diagnosis. ... (6 replies)
... I AM STILL HAVING THE SAME SYMPTOMS. CAN THE ANA CHANGE IN LUPUS OR OTHER AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES. HAS ANYONE ELSE EVER HAD THIS HAPPEN? ... (9 replies)
... bombed for about three days running, then I crashed hard yesterday. I got a good night's sleep and feel much better today. ... (18 replies)
... I borrowed books, found which I liked, then purchased when I knew for sure. ... (18 replies)