Double Stranded DNA

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Date Joined May 2008
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   Posted 11/3/2008 4:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Have been being tested for about 8 months, first DNA came back indeterminent (7), second a month later was (9), now, a while later, it moved into the positive range of 18.
ANA was negative in April and has not been retested.
Symptoms, ailments:
Shortness of breath (it's getting worse-can ride a bike 50 miles, flat paths, but can't walk a mile without getting winded, or upstairs)
tingling and numbness in foot
arthritis in thumbs, hips
chest pain upon deep breathing and or sneezing (lasted about a month)
Positive Double Stranded DNA
What is your take (anyone) on this?  Have appointment with Rheumatologist for first time on Wed this week. 
Did I mention the fatigue?
Thanks for your help.

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Date Joined May 2008
Total Posts : 37
   Posted 11/3/2008 7:28 PM (GMT -6)   

OOPPS, forgot to mention the rash--neck and chest, it itches when I get overly warm... that comes and goes, but it's been acting up for the last 5 weeks now.

And, bruising, I bruise incredible easily...Arnica usually works wonders for that.

If I remember more, I'll put it in here.


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