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Ann Ireland
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   Posted 2/13/2008 2:42 PM (GMT -7)   
If you have a crohns flare can your ANA be raised too, ditto any other condition apart from Lupus or is is specific test for Lupus?
xxAnn
Ann Ireland

Congenital Rubella Syndrome (CRS) Severely Deaf, Hypothyroidism, Pes Cavus, Crohns Disease, scoliolis, Hiatus hernia, diverticular disease, neuromuscular disorder (?parkinsons) movement disorder, ? another autoimmune disease.
Excema.

150mcg tyroxine, 20mg pantoprazole, 10mg Cipramil, 500mg 2 3times a day Mesalazine, 3mg Entocort, 62.5 Sinemet, 30mg Tamazipam, mystatin, sudocream


redrose77
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   Posted 2/13/2008 3:47 PM (GMT -7)   
ANA can be positive for no reason without any disease, positive with many diseases, and even made positive by certain medications or illnesses that pass.

You can also have a negative ANA and still be very sick. It all depends and ANA is not a good way to judge anything because it can vary so much and doesn't always mean anything.
Dx:fibromyalgia 2002, systematic lupus 2005, rheumatoid arthritis 2006, PTSD 2007, multiple allergies 2005, migraine, compression fractures T11 & T12, Sjögren's, pregnant due May 2008
Tx: plaquenil, Enbrel, Darvocet, Singulair, Flexeril, Baby Asprin,Prednisone, Imuran, Procardia


Ann Ireland
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   Posted 2/14/2008 12:17 AM (GMT -7)   
Ah! Oh! Right! I was wondering that! Ok, Ana is a Shi...test for anything much! That the drift? Well its back now to munching the rice crispies!
xxAnn
Ann Ireland

Congenital Rubella Syndrome (CRS) Severely Deaf, Hypothyroidism, Pes Cavus, Crohns Disease, scoliolis, Hiatus hernia, diverticular disease, neuromuscular disorder (?parkinsons) movement disorder, ? another autoimmune disease.
Excema.

150mcg tyroxine, 20mg pantoprazole, 10mg Cipramil, 500mg 2 3times a day Mesalazine, 3mg Entocort, 62.5 Sinemet, 30mg Tamazipam, mystatin, sudocream


AlwaysRosie
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   Posted 2/14/2008 6:58 AM (GMT -7)   
Ann . . . it IS an important test. It is used along with many other factors to help diagnose. I happen to be an ANA negative with some real autoimmune issues . . . but the thought is that they just haven't tested me while I'm positive. There is also a "pattern" if your ANA is positive and that pattern is helpful in dx too. There is a post in "Lupus Resources" (link in my signature) about the various patterns.

Hang in there . . . eventually . . . .


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