Hello Tulip . . . I hope that you are "feeling" better along with your numbers going down. Sometimes, the severity of the ANA is just no indicator of disease activity. We have at least one terribly ill member here who's ANA is normal. Actually, the ANA is just one of 11 criteria for Lupus . . . we need exhibit only 4 of the 11 for a positive lupus dx, so you could never show a positive ANA and still have Lupus and be quite ill.
I hope this helps. I know it is confusing and there are lots of doctors who don't understand this either.
I would still like to see what the others have to say . . . there is lots of knowledge among our members and we sometimes disagree on certain issues.
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