High Ana but negative for Lupus

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   Posted 3/1/2012 2:28 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey, i'm just wondering if anyone can give me any answers, I've had 2 Ana tests both which have come back with a titer of 1:640 (Homogeneous)which I believe is fairly high. I have had the follow up tests dsDna for lupus which have come up negative. I don't really get any Lupus symptoms apart from getting really tired sometimes and seem to always be getting pins and needles in my arms, feet and legs. I recently lost about 10kgs(22lbs) in body weight in about 2 weeks for no apparent reason which is what led to the blood tests. In my recent blood test also showed that my platlet count was slightly elevated. I haven't been feeling myself for sometime and doctors don't seem to be very helpful. Any help or comments would be much appreciated.


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   Posted 3/1/2012 10:43 AM (GMT -6)   
Well, lupus is usually diagnosed by meeting the diagnostic criteria, which is a mixture of test results and symptoms. If your blood work is showing high ANAs, but you don't have the lupus-y symptoms, there's a fair chance you have a different auto-immune disease. A lot of them are co-morbid with each other.

One thing I had to do when I was first being diagnosed was to keep a journal of everything, and I mean everything. Write down when you're feeling ill, whether it be that your joints are bit sore or you have a slight headache, even a rash. Add in the time it occurred and maybe any environmental factors, like a new detergent or bright lights. A lot of times, it's the tiny and seemingly insignificant details that can round out a diagnosis. If/When your symptom improves, write down the time of relief, plus any alleviating factors. (I'm having to do this right now because I've been having terrible week long migraines with no relief from traditional treatments.) It's a bit annoying at first, but it will seem less cumbersome once it's integrated into your daily routine.
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   Posted 3/1/2012 7:19 PM (GMT -6)   
My DsDNA was negative, too. My ANA was postive.
My symptoms were extreme fatigue, pain in my feet and hands, joint pains, and headaches. I just felt rotten for months.
Are you seeing a rheumetologist, yet? He can tell you if you really have lupus. There is a check list of symptoms on lupus.com you can look at and see if you have any of them.
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