Ummmmmm . . .
My ANA was possitive, my B-12 is low but still in the normal range, I have microscopic hematuria for several months now, . . . . . I have some strange high's and low's in SEG, Lymph MEAN PLT,my calcium is low, my cholesterol is all messed up,and my C-Reactive protein is high. I got a copy of these test and started looking up stuff. My blood work said that my titers for Lupus were high. Should I let him ignore all of this? Am I just being a Hypochondriac? I am tired hurting an frustrated....
Shelbee . . . At the very least, you need to KEEP a copy of all your blood work. The lupus panel does NOT rule out lupus. It is just a tool to help in dx. With all of your aches and pains, I would see a rheumatologist. Also, see if your positive ANA shows a "pattern" . . . that is sometimes helpful too. I don't want to give you more to worry about
. . . . I just want to make sure your doctor isn't ignoring anything. With your positive ANA (which really could be nothing), he really should have referred you to a rheumatologist. Lots of us floundered around for a LONG time because we were not referred to the appropriate docs.
My intention is NOT to scare you . . . but to help you get some good answers for your issues. Keep us posted.
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