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Ann Ireland
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   Posted 2/21/2008 5:24 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello folks.
My ANA is pos aGAIN, it is 400, and that means it has been positive at least three times in one year the last two times 800.
My GP says this means little as it can fluctuate and its not a specific indicator of much except inflamation.
Considering my crohns is not too bad and I am on detracortril a strong steroid I think the fact it is raised again to 400 cannot be ignored.
She has told me that my inability to remember, info retention etc could be due to depression and I told her depression was my middle name all my life and I have never been so bad with cognitive abilities.
Of the chorea and dystonia the neurologist I saw last says it could be long long use of anti-psychotics.
But I never manifested any of these whilst on em or even five years after stopping them
and what about the muscle wasting and the burning sensations and the red palms of hands etc.
The neuro suggested quinnine and another drug. I have refused.
I told her 'no more drugs until I know what is wrong, I am waiting for London.
What do you folks think of the raised ANA.
Also I saw that Lupus can cause easy bruising and the GP said so can the Questran I am on for the crohns and the diarrea.
But the gastro never mentioned that fact to me at all at all.
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


okie
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   Posted 2/23/2008 8:10 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Ann, apperently they messure things differently over there. Here they messure it like 1:40 1:80. I've had mine checked 4 times three times it was 1:2560 and the last time it was 1:1240 or somthing like can't I can't remember for sure. But your doc is right they do fluxtuate. Since I don't understand the way you tests work I really can't say much. At face value I would think that it was the same as 1:40 but if that were the case it would be basic a neg. ANA. Anything above that would be low possitive. or more.
I hope you totsies got feeling better after last week shopping trip.
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carol
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Ann Ireland
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Date Joined Apr 2006
Total Posts : 511
   Posted 2/23/2008 8:46 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi, I would think we were the same as USA, my 400 would be 1/400 and the norm is 1/200, mine has been up to 1/800. a lupus nurse attached to the unit I am going to says of a previous blood test ANA of 1/800 it should not be ignored
I think here they ignore such things, you are right it would nto be a very high pos but still a pos.
Its not in the thousands. Agreed.
What is the point of setting a norm reg if it is continually ignored all the time. That is summot I just dont understand.
xxxAnn
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

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