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vansm
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Date Joined Aug 2010
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   Posted 8/18/2010 11:13 AM (GMT -6)   
I was recently told that my ANAChoice Screening came back positive and that when that comes up positive they check for Antibodies to double-stranded DNA (anti-dsDNA), which also came back positive. THe doctor also checked for rheumatoid factor, which came back normal. She reffered me to a specialist, but he doesnt have anything available for another month. I am very nervous and confused. I've read that a posivite ANA screening doesn't always mean you have lupus, but what about those anti-dsDNA?? Have symptoms such as hairloss, weight gain, depression,photo sensitivity, tiredness and painful and swollen joints, but I always though this was all due to me being a weakling and stress. Please any advice, comments, will be greatly appreaciated.
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louise47
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Date Joined Feb 2010
Total Posts : 138
   Posted 8/19/2010 6:03 PM (GMT -6)   
 Hi and welcome I am pretty new to this site and felt as confused as you are when I first got sick. I'm not sure how to answer your question cause I'm still learning infact I want to know too. These blood tests are nuts. I had a positive ANA at first then negative now positive again. You will get a lot from this site I love it and I feel like I learn more here then from the Doctors. Sittin here waiting with ya. wink
Cymbalta,tramadol,tylonol 4, nexium,verapamil,325 mils of asprin,multi vit,duloxetine hcl,vit D,vit b-6, and simvastatin

High blood pressure,high cholesterol, Carpel tunnel synd,acid reflux,insomnia,fibromialgia, High ANA possibliy Lupus ( no diagnoses) Vitamin D defficient, arthritis in most of my joints.
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