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AlwaysRosie "We can't control the waves, but we can learn how to surf!!"
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UCTD, Hashimotos, Inflammatory Bowel, Inflammatory Arthritis
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I have the same ANA and symptoms that you do. However, I have kidney involvement so I was given a diagnosis very quickly. There are many other members that also have similar symptoms but they are still looking for answers. Lupus is very hard to diagnose and it mimics many other diseases too. In other words, it is common to be totally confused. The other members gave you good advice; in the meantime we are glad you found us. Please feel free to ask any questions. Not everyone here has a diagnosis of lupus and you are always welcome. GOOD LUCK.
Hi Gab,Looking over some web sites tonight trying to understand some of my blood test results I came across a great site that explains about ANA and the different blood tests for lupus and other autoimmune diseases. Here's the url http://www.ii.bham.ac.uk/clinicalimmunology/CISimagelibrary/ANA.htm
Hopefully this will help you.