Hi everyone! I hope you're all doing okay today. I'm still very much a newbie with no diagnosis, but did have my first appointment today and thought I'd share how it went.
This morning when I woke up I realized that for the first time in months I barely had any joint pain. That was a nice feeling, but it was sort of frustrating that it happened on the day of my appointment.
The rheumatologist talked really fast, but he did listen to me (I think) and went over everything in my lab results from back in May. I don't have any visible joint swelling and most likely no organ involvement, but I was running a fever and didn't even realize it.
Here's my question: My ana is low positive. The dr. looked at the lab results and said that it looked like the lab was saying that I had a positive ana with speckled, centromere, homogeneous and nucleolar pattern. Does that make sense? Is it even possible? I thought there would just be one pattern. I'm totally confused.
Since it's been 6 months since that test he's going to have it done again at his lab. I should find out something next week.
Thanks in advance for any responses!