Lynnwood, Co-Moderator: Lupus ForumSLE(’00), Sjogren's Syndrome, Raynaud's Syndrome, Seasonal Affective Disorder, Depression, Herpes Simplex 1Plaquenil, Prednisone(15 5mg), Piroxicam, Xanax, Trazodone, Boniva, Wellbutrin, Valtrex, Vicodin, PrilosecLinks: Diagnosing Lupus (4 of 11), Lupus.org Info, Lupus Resources, Help HealingWell, Drug Interactions
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Thanks Lynnwood, I went back and looked at my lab work and mine 1:160 homogenous titer. I am reading some information on a Lupus support site and it states 1:16 is considered positive and if SED rates and Complement tests are positive, Lupus is considered. It also shows 1:32 is definite positive and means the disease is active, and that 1:64 is considered very high and tissue damage is imminent. I also read on here that a titer of 1:640 shows a greater concentration of antinuclear antibodies than a titer of 1:320 or 1:160. So it isn't lower the number, the higher the case of Lupus? I do suffer from Ulcerative Colitis which is a autoimmune disorder in itself that can cause symptoms that are similar. And it attacks your system also. So I'm just hoping it is from my colitis as I read it can cause the elevated ANA as well as certain meds.
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