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Ann Ireland
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   Posted 11/10/2008 10:37 PM (GMT -7)   
Here goes. all my bloods are fine, for Lupus but I have a positive ANA at 1 in 400. the gastroenterologist says that it is non specific and that a lot of women have this!
well, i understand about all this 'false positive' stuff, when you are a healthy specimen etc and the other way round, never testing pos when you are sick as a parrot.
I am the latter, sick as a parrot and already diagnosed with sjogrens and he can say it means nothing, my Ana is raised more than it is not! or at least 50/50 very few bloods have been taken and it is usually raised.
Anyone have any opinions, espec this one of its not unusual in women!
I am well past the menopause, it has paused...actually ceased!!
xxAnn
Ann Ireland

Congenital Rubella Syndrome (CRS) Severely Deaf, Pes Cavus, scoliolis, Hiatus hernia, diverticular disease, neuromuscular disorder, movement disorder, recently dxed as drug induced 2008 Crohns Disease 1996,Hypothyroidism 1998, Raynauds 2006, Sjogrens 2008, Lupus 2008, Chronic Muscle Myopaythy 2008, spine in very, very bad way dx 2008
Irish, not an illness!

100mcg tyroxine, 10mg Cipramil, 3mg Entocort, 30mg Tamazipam, mystatin, sudocream, neurontin 600mg, acidopolis, Vitamin B complex, Coenzyme Q10, Vitamin B12 injection, Nexium 40mg, Fortijuice.


Serina
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   Posted 11/11/2008 4:40 AM (GMT -7)   
If I am thinking correctly, doctors do not like a jump of faith, and make the Lupus diagnoses.  many reasons I guess.  maybe the insurance companies pay thier salaries or something.  It is a conspiracy yeah
 
I do not do well with the tests and what they mean.  Someone else can do better with this than I can.  Sjogren's was diagnosed for me too, but still have no lupus diagnoses.  It does not worry me too much.  Plaquenil works for me.  It takes the sores out of my mouth, it helps with the joint pain, and it took me out of the bad sickness of the really major flare.  This is all that I need today.
 
Hope your day will be good to you
Hester
Ann Ireland said...
Here goes. all my bloods are fine, for Lupus but I have a positive ANA at 1 in 400. the gastroenterologist says that it is non specific and that a lot of women have this!
well, i understand about all this 'false positive' stuff, when you are a healthy specimen etc and the other way round, never testing pos when you are sick as a parrot.
I am the latter, sick as a parrot and already diagnosed with sjogrens and he can say it means nothing, my Ana is raised more than it is not! or at least 50/50 very few bloods have been taken and it is usually raised.
Anyone have any opinions, espec this one of its not unusual in women!
I am well past the menopause, it has paused...actually ceased!!
xxAnn


Lupus diagnosed 1996, Heart by-pass 1998, breast cancer 2000, stroke2002, vascular surgery 2005, heart attack in 2007, and had a stint put in, Sjogren's Syndrome 2008
 
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AlwaysRosie
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   Posted 11/11/2008 7:51 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Ann,

I'm wondering if one or more of your meds could be making it go lower or negative. There really are some meds that do that . . . I just don't know which ones they are.

If you edit the title of your topic "How does ANA go down or Negative" , you may get a response from a couple members who understand this better than I do. (to edit your topic just click the little pencil symbol in the upper right of your first post).

And . . . I agree with Hester . . . sometimes they work hard to keep it out of your medical records, unless they need that dx for treatment or tests. So lots of members here and in the Crohn's forum have been diagnosed and then undiagnosed several times.

Blessings!

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