Melissa, A high ANA does not always indicate lupus or other autoimmune disease. Your
doctor will have to run other antibody tests to confirm what you may have. Each disease
has specific antibodies. It may take sometime to get a diagnosis. I know it is scary.
Melissa, I understand your concern and know what you might be feeling. I have an
autoimmune disease MCTD(lupus, scleroderma,RA). It takes sometime to fully accept it.
You do learn to live with it by taking one day at a time. I was frightened when I was
diagnosed. There are drugs, immunosuppressants that can help.
Fibromyalgia, MCTD (Lupus, Scleroderma & RA) Raynaud's, Osteoporosis,
Osteoarthritis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Migraines, and Hypertension
Prescription Meds: Savella, Cyclobenzaprine, Methotrexate, Diltiazem, Boniva,
Folic Acid. OTC Meds: Multi-vitamin. Vit, D, Vitamin B12 & calciim supplements
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