FIBRO,LYME OR LUPUS???

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KE08
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Date Joined Nov 2008
Total Posts : 92
   Posted 11/22/2008 9:52 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello:
 
I have suffered from fibro (I think) for over 10 years.  Well, recently I was hospitalized for 3 days because of dizziness, balance/walking problems and general pain in joints and muscles ( a lot of pain).  I saw several docs, ENT, NEURO AND RHEUMY while I was there.  I had CT and MRI of the brain/spine/back (all neg).  I also have a blood work up.  Released with Cymbalta and Motrin rx. 
 
My Rheumy told me that my ANA was borderline positve - but she doesn't think I have lupus or RA--??? She think it is more fibro.  BUT I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO THINK :+(
 
My major FLARE symptoms are:
 
Muscle pain-all over- sharp, throbbing or burning feelings or soreness
Fatigue
Leg weakness/numbness (had emg-negative)
Balance coordination (holding on to walls to walk)
Muscle twitches/jerking (for years)
Trouble swallowing- soreness/weak feeling in throat - no choking (barium swallow and scope perfomed) negative
Freguent urination
Mild headaches
Ear pain and sometimes eye pain (light blurriness)
Tongue pain (sometime)
Memory fog- forget what I'm about to say for a couple mins
Sleep disturbances: not enough rest : sleep apnea (maybe)
 
**Usually flare up when it rains/snows**  about 8 months out the year I feel okay- until a flare hits.  Summertime I feel like superwoman-LOL
 
SOOO my question is do people with Lyme or Fibro have borderline positive ANA results?

Julie1014
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Date Joined Oct 2005
Total Posts : 1245
   Posted 11/23/2008 5:20 AM (GMT -6)   
I wish I could answer that question for you. At the lab I go to, the ANA results are either positive or negative. Good luck to you. Blessings, Julie
Diagnosed with Crohn's March 2006, Fibromyalgia November 2008
Asacol 3 times a day, Remicade 10mg/kg every 4 weeks, Prednisone 12 mg, Miralax as needed, Prevacid 30mg, Vit B12, Vitamin D, Slow-FE (Iron), Hydrocortisone enemas
Imuran stopped 9/8/08 (possible Pancreatitis)
Paxil 40mg daily (for Panic disorder)
Xanax .5mg as needed (for anxiety attacks)
 
 
 
 
 

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