Post Edited (Freestyler) : 12/24/2008 2:18:56 PM (GMT-7)
Hi Anna, my name is carol. First of all welcome to the group. I live on oklahoma and differnt countries have different ways of measuring ANA's. But more important then that is that a possitive or neg ANA by it self means very little. A person could have an auto immune disease with a neg. ANA or they could have no autoimmune disease and still have a pos. ANA. It's just one of many test. Trust me I think most of us wishes that an ANA test was diffinent for anything. You could bounce back and forth you could feel like garbage and have a neg. ana or feel wonderful and have a high one. It could take years to make a dx on what if anything you have. Maybe you got bit by some weird critter? maybe the meds the dr gave you weirded out your blood tests. It could litterally be a 1000 reasons why your tests came out like that.
I would never tell you not to be concerned about how you feel. Lord knows we hear that enough for our dr.s . I would just keep an eye on things if you don't improve in the next week you might consider seeing another dr. . Doctors don't always get things right. Who knows maybe,hopfully you just have a flu bug. Also there are people in this world who have a possitive ANA and never know it in their whole life because they never manifest other symptoms.
If your symptoms go away than great but if you have joint pain, or fever , tired all the tme rash. Anything that is not normal you should visit another rheumy or at least a pcp and bring your records. write things down that way you have them so you don't forget just in case you need to go back in. and as always you can come here if you have in concerned or questions. Someone will be here to help you out.