So a month ago I had a weird, awful allergic reaction to something (still in the process of figuring out what). If you are very bored, you can read the details here:www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=7&m=3441969&g=3444018#m3444018
Anyway, in the course of the investigation, the allergist ran labwork that I just got back. They said that the ANAs were positive, meaning an autoimmune disease. I mean, duh, right? I asked if it was supposed to be negative if I was in remission, and they had no idea. I put in a call to my GI, but haven't heard back yet.
So if ANAs are positive (not super high, just at 1:80), then does that mean I am not in remission? Or is it always going to be positive. Or could there be another autoimmune disease? They specifically tested for RA, but that was negative, but there are a lot out there that tend to go hand-in-hand with CD.
CD, gastroparesis, fibro, arthritis, GERD
"For this thing I besought the Lord thrice that it depart from me. He said, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities; I take pleasure in infirmities, reproaches, necessities, persecutions, distresses, for when I am weak, then am I strong." 2 Cor 12