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nanny2u
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   Posted 6/24/2011 10:18 PM (GMT -6)   
I have recently had blood work done and have been referred to a rheumatologist. Had a big series of lab work done by the rheumatologist and am waiting for those results.

I did however get these results 2 weeks ago and were wondering if anyone knew what it meant.

Sed Rate: 8

Anti Nuclear Antibody: Pos

ANA Titer: 1:160

ANA Pattern: Speckled

Thanks for any help.

couchtater
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   Posted 6/25/2011 8:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Speckled pattern is usually related to lupus, scolarderma, Mixed connective tissue disorder, polymethesis(sp?), and two others I can't remember right now.

I'm speckled pattern, ANA postive, titers 1:360 and was told lupus two weeks ago.

The rheumy will do several more blood tests on you before telling you what's wrong. But it does look like you have the autoimmune issue going on.

What symptoms are you having?

I have red rash from the sun, painful hands and feet, joint pains, fevers, migraines, some hair loss, and fatigue.
Joy

nanny2u
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   Posted 6/25/2011 9:38 PM (GMT -6)   
I started 3 years ago with burning pain in my arm and leg muscles. After awhile they said it was fibromyalgia. Was put on medicine for that. Since then, things have gone down hill. I am now to the point where all my bones and joints hurt. I am very sensitive to the light. Have developed floaters and cataracts. Can't go out much. Can't do most housework cause I can't stand vibration from vacuuming or driving. In the last month it has gotten to the point where I can only lift my arms so far without burning pain shoots through my upper arms. and the bones hurt. If i wake up and my arm is up over my head I can't bring it down without my other arm helping it to go down slowly. I have recently developed a problem where my skin becomes itchy or it feels like I have something crawling on me but nothing is there. My hands have always been cold, but now my toes are always cold so i have to wear socks all the time now. I am tired all the time. Get headaches off and on. I have developed terrible heart palpitations and my pulse rate has been staying above 85, as high as 110. Heart doctor doesn't like it. I have asthma, absence seizures, thyroid issues, IBS and high blood pressure.

couchtater
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   Posted 6/26/2011 11:55 AM (GMT -6)   
Wow!
I have asthma, allergies, hypothyroidism, and leg swelling. I've found out the leg swelling is part of Lupus.

I hope the doctor can get some answers for you and find you some relief.
I take planquenil and mobic.
Joy

nanny2u
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   Posted 6/27/2011 5:06 PM (GMT -6)   
Still waiting for rest of test results. I have never had pimples on the back of my neck before but I now have 6 of them in a half circle now. They showed up about a week ago but more keeps coming. My husband looked at them yesterday and said he could just see red spots. Today my son looked at them and said they look like pimples, but they don't have any white spots like pimples have. They don't itch unless my neck starts to get sweaty. Some of them hurt if my shirt collar rubs them.
Have Asthma, Absence Seizures, Thyroid Issues, High Blood Pressure, Cataracts, Osteopeenia, IBS, Restless Leg Syndrome and for the moment, Fibromyalgia

couchtater
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   Posted 6/27/2011 6:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Is this a sun exposed part of your neck?
It could be a sun rash.
Joy

nanny2u
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   Posted 6/27/2011 7:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Not exposed to sun.
Have Asthma, Absence Seizures, Thyroid Issues, High Blood Pressure, Cataracts, Osteopeenia in my back, Osteoporosis in hips, IBS, Restless Leg Syndrome and for the moment, Fibromyalgia

couchtater
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   Posted 6/28/2011 11:30 AM (GMT -6)   
Not sure then...
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