I am a 24 year old white female and I went to see a neurologist for weakness in my limbs, tingling in hands, feet, face, back, head and legs. Also have had some intermitent numbness. I also get extreme fatigue without cause. Some back pain and occasional joint pain.
The neuro ordered an MRI of my head and cspine. Everything was normal except some congenital fusions of the vertebrae in my neck. I know originally the neuro was thinking MS but I had no lesions on my brain or spine.
She also ran some blood work and my ana came back at 1:2560 and the neuro said that indicacted possible autoimmune disease. I don't feel like I have a lot of the symptoms of lupus but I don't have a lot of symptoms for any of the other autoimmune diseases that have high ana results. Could it be a false positive?
The symptoms I do have that could indicate lupus are fatigue, easy bruising, dry eyes. I feel like lately I have a lot of anxiety in situations where I shouldn't.
Just was hoping for some thoughts...I was posting in the MS forum before my MRI came back clean. The neuro is referring me to a rheumatologist...what kinds of tests can I expect with them?