... Hi! I'm new to this board and have never posted before but hoping I can get some answers and support from this to make myself not feel crazy. I've been experiencing pain in my hands for a year or so now. I have a pacemaker due to Inappropriate Sinus Tachycardia—paroxysmal A-V junctional tachycardia. I've had several ablations and was diagnosed with IBS in 2007 and my dad has... (7 replies)
... Hi! I was hoping maybe someone could help me here. I'm scared and waiting to hear from the rheumatologist a office to schedule. Very new to all of this.
I had some bloodwork done to rule out rheumatoid arthritis and now my dr is referring me to a rheumatologist. The "asap" on the notes is alarming to me. It's difficult to find any actual number values online to see where... (8 replies)
... So the sed rate, elevated above 20, reflects inflammation in your system.. The ANA titer of 1:80 is considered low positive but can be positive in several conditions, lupus and others. It is very helpful that the other antibodies will be tested, as they are more specific to point to a given diagnosis. Your rheumatoid arthritis test is negative, so you will have more... (1 replies)
... It seems that the lad has emailed me my blood work results before I have seen the dr. Can someone please help me understand it? From what I have read it seems to refer to Lupus. I was diagnosed with Psoriatic Arthritis in 2009 and have been on Humira and Methotrexate. I stopped taking them in Feb 2016 because I lost my insurance due to a job loss. I moved to another state and... (1 replies)
... dsdna. ...but is the fact that dsdna is present at all significant given my high ANA titer? ... (10 replies)
... I have read so much info about lupus and most state that a high titer ANA is more predictive of lupus than an low titer one. I was wondering how many people here have lupus and a low titer ANA. If so, does it always stay positive, or does it usually show up negative? ... (6 replies)
... Thank you. I did read sticky notes. Although I am 22 year old caucasian male (which is quite rare to get this disease), a lot of the symptoms match. While having all symptoms listed above I've been also loosing hair at the hairline and crown. Doctor ordered some additional blood work: ANA titer, ANA with reflex cascade, vitamin B12, TSH, thymoglobulin/thyroid peroxidase ab
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... I too run a high titer ANA with a speckled pattern, while the ANA test does not always mean a person has lupus, I have read the it is more likely when the pattern is speckled. ... (7 replies)
... Most recent ana was 2560 speckled. They are finally stopping looking for MS after 2 negative spinal taps and I have an appt. ... (8 replies)
... ANA's can go from positive to negative as much as they please. It's really bad because it NEVER corresponds with how we feel. Often people with have a negative ANA and feel awful! For that reason, doctors are starting to use the other blood tests to watch Lupus patients and even for diagnosis. ... (6 replies)
... initial diagnosis was Lupus from the internal med doc. I saw the rheumy yesterday and he seems to think MCTD is what I am dealing with. I don't think that the titer correlates to how severe the disease is for you.....I hope this helps..... ... (6 replies)
... free this afternoon until news of the positive ANA test came in. ... (2 replies)
... An ANA can be specific to a whole range of autoimmune diseases, one being Lupus. What the important thing here is the stain pattern. ... (2 replies)
... I just learned of my ANA test results today. I understand the concept of this test. ... (2 replies)
... I am very confused and don't know how to go about writing what I have to say since there's so much that's occurred through out the years on and off. strange things physically out of the blue, like my psoas muscle became inflamed and very painful for no reason. I had to get an injection in it which worked.
It all began in the year 1998 right after my divorce.
I went to work... (8 replies)
... Homogeneous ANA Titer. ... (4 replies)
... ANA titer 160 homogeneous the only specific antibody abnormality was low C4 and positive but not high RA and a low positivity in Microsomal AB. ... (2 replies)
... I have no recent titer on ANA, my labs just flag ana positive if any of the other antibodies are positive. ... (28 replies)
... So I have read your post and it sounds so much like me. I to have Crohns but I have almost every Lupus symptom and have had a positive ana. The rhemotologist seems to blame my Crohns rather than looking into lupus. Lupus and Crohns are known to be linked. Pepole who have lupus usually may develop crohns, colitis or IBs. I feel very discouraged because I have been passed around... (12 replies)
... write back before now! Anyhow, ANA is only a general test that can be positive in a wide variety of conditions, not just lupus. The ANA test involves doing successive dilutions, and inspecting the sample at each point to see if "fluoresced material" still shows up. ... (1 replies)