Postive ANA - But no Lupus Diagnosis

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AlwaysRosie
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   Posted 4/6/2009 1:28 PM (GMT -7)   
tinyurl.com/d2kb3x

The above link is part of the Lupus Foundation website. I found an interesting article within that topic that has been discussed here recently. Here is a part of that information. To see the full article, click on the link above.

"Make Sure It's Really Lupus

Even though 10 million Americans have a positive antinuclear antibody (ANA), only one million have systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). A recent survey found that only one-third of patients who had been told they have lupus actually fulfill the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) definition for the disorder.

Positive ANAs, fatigue, aching and other lupus-related symptoms can be found among individuals with:

thyroid disease,
cancer,
recent infections (especially viral),
fibromyalgia,
rheumatoid arthritis,
pregnancy, and
multiple sclerosis,
among other illnesses.
Has your diagnosis of lupus given by your primary care physician, been confirmed by a Board Certified Rheumatologist or other recognized lupus specialist? If your disease has been confirmed as being lupus, read on."



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Post Edited (AlwaysRosie) : 4/6/2009 5:29:58 PM (GMT-6)


alim0nkey
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   Posted 4/6/2009 1:56 PM (GMT -7)   
That's really helpful, looks like a good article. I'll try and post the link here:

tinyurl.com/d2kb3x

Ginny
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   Posted 4/6/2009 3:45 PM (GMT -7)   
Great post Rosie!  Let's keep this one at the top for everyone to see!
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35 years old. Diagnosed with Lupus in 2000. Fibromyalgia, Anti-phospholipid syndrome(APS)(stroke, 2002), Sjogren's, Raynaud's, Libman Sach's Endocarditis, vasculitis, sacroiliitis, arthritis (neck), anxiety, Chinook migraines. Prednisone, Imuran, Coumadin, Clobazam, Amitriptyline, Didrocal, Cozaar, Zoloft, Neurontin, calcium, multi-vitamin, vitamin D, Magnesium, vitamin B6, Acidophilus
 
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AlwaysRosie
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   Posted 4/6/2009 4:26 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for trying Lynwood . . . I tried several different things to try and get that link active.

Alim!! Thanks!! I'll try and copy your link into the original post.

Thanks Ginny . . . maybe I'll include it in the Lupus Resources thread. It affects so many who come here for information.

Blessings!

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AlwaysRosie           "We can't control the waves, but we can learn how to surf!!"

Psalms 139

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AlwaysRosie
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   Posted 4/6/2009 4:28 PM (GMT -7)   
Yeah!! I pasted Alim's link into the original post and it worked! Thanks again Lynnwood and Alim.

Blessings!

In His Grip

AlwaysRosie           "We can't control the waves, but we can learn how to surf!!"

Psalms 139

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UCTD, Inflammatory Arthritis, Diverticulosis, (recent dx - Sjogrens, Crohn’s 4/08)

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sickoftrying
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   Posted 4/6/2009 11:28 PM (GMT -7)   
I really need help I have more symptoms then I no what to do with ! I have a positive ana and the first 3 docs said lupus and now my new doc says I don't !the worst of my probs r joint and mussle pain fatige and trush nose sores and sick all the time ! There r a lot more ! Lol. Can any one help ????please I feel like a bad mom and wife !
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