If I am thinking correctly, doctors do not like a jump of faith, and make the Lupus diagnoses. many reasons I guess. maybe the insurance companies pay thier salaries or something. It is a conspiracy
I do not do well with the tests and what they mean. Someone else can do better with this than I can. Sjogren's was diagnosed for me too, but still have no lupus diagnoses. It does not worry me too much. Plaquenil works for me. It takes the sores out of my mouth, it helps with the joint pain, and it took me out of the bad sickness of the really major flare. This is all that I need today.
Hope your day will be good to you
Ann Ireland said...
Here goes. all my bloods are fine, for Lupus but I have a positive ANA at 1 in 400. the gastroenterologist says that it is non specific and that a lot of women have this!
well, i understand about all this 'false positive' stuff, when you are a healthy specimen etc and the other way round, never testing pos when you are sick as a parrot.
I am the latter, sick as a parrot and already diagnosed with sjogrens and he can say it means nothing, my Ana is raised more than it is not! or at least 50/50 very few bloods have been taken and it is usually raised.
Anyone have any opinions, espec this one of its not unusual in women!
I am well past the menopause, it has paused...actually ceased!!
Lupus diagnosed 1996, Heart by-pass 1998, breast cancer 2000, stroke2002, vascular surgery 2005, heart attack in 2007, and had a stint put in, Sjogren's Syndrome 2008
aspirin, multivitamin, Arthrotec , Meclazine , plaquinil, Metoclopomide, Doxepin , Metoprolol, synthroid, Amlodipine, Crestor, Lasinopril, Plavix, phenagrin, Restasis