In His Grip
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 am doing OK and am glad to see you back. I hope you have good luck with your new rheumy, I just lost my nephrologist that I absolutely loved so I understand how hard it is to replace a much loved doctor. Have a good day and thanks for replying even though you couldn't answer my question. I don't think there is an answer. Hugs,
Thanks to everyone for their replies. I don't post often because I am busy with work and running 2 teenagers around, but I do read the messages frequently.
Barbara Lee, I know you have been having a really rough time and my heart goes out to you. You are a very inspiring, courgeous woman and my love and thoughts are with you often.
Ginny, I hope you are feeling better. I know things have been a little scary for you too recently.
Rosie, I love your posts. You make the day brighter.
Gidget, people with Anti dsDNA usually have kidney involvement. My kidney function tests (GFR and BUN) are not normal but most everything else is. I test negative for the Anti dsDNA even though I do have lupus nephritis. Perhaps you will never develop kidney problems, but it is good your doc is checking for it frequently.
Have a good evening everyone and a restful sleep. Sandy
I know it might be too late to reply, my daughter had a lower ANA than I. She was gravely sick. So the high ANA theory, I am not sure it stands to how sick you are, or going to be.
When I went to the doctor the last time I was in a flare, I was pretty sick. My ANA for the first time was lower than 80! Every other time I had it done it was high, really high. This time nothing. Now that is strange to me but, after I thought about it I thought maybe the Placqunil(SP) was working? I don't know for sure but it was something that went through my mind. I have been on it now for a year so maybe it is working..
Thanks to everyone for their replies. Okie....thanks for the well wishes. Like you sometimes I feel crappy and other times feel good. My ANA really has nothing to do with it, I was just curious as to why it kept rising, especially in the past two years. Anyway, I appreciate everyone's input.