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Chasesmom
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   Posted 3/8/2013 7:25 PM (GMT -6)   
So I have had some symptoms such as burning hands and feet, vasculitis on my toes during the past few weeks. Dr. prescribed me a low dosage of prednisone. I took the first three pills (4mg each) and then took ANA blood test (which came back negative). My question is whether that small dose of prednisone could cause false negative? Thank you!

couchtater
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   Posted 3/8/2013 9:52 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm not sure, but I do know that ANA can rise and fall.
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   Posted 3/9/2013 1:45 AM (GMT -6)   
Prednisone would affect your inflammation levels. Will not affect the ANA, it's a totally different thing.
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rhnicks
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   Posted 3/9/2013 1:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Interesting stuff.

Does anyone know what "genological abnormality' might mean? I haven't been able to get the records from my Rheumatologist lately but this is listed on a couple of previous forms. I can't find any info that matches online.

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   Posted 3/9/2013 3:46 PM (GMT -6)   
It means it's something that runs in the family.
Joy
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rhnicks
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   Posted 3/10/2013 5:28 PM (GMT -6)   
couchtater said...
It means it's something that runs in the family.


Hmm..that is weird then. How would they know that? I know at one time a doc was concerned about Ankylosing Spondylitis - isn't that inherited? *confused*

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couchtater
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   Posted 3/10/2013 6:45 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm sorry, I ment something that doesn't run in the family.

For me Lupus doesn't run in my family. My mother has MDS but it's not even close to Lupus. No one else in our family tree has lupus.
Joy
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Pick them up and throw them right back at them! :))

rhnicks
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   Posted 3/10/2013 6:51 PM (GMT -6)   
couchtater said...
I'm sorry, I ment something that doesn't run in the family.

For me Lupus doesn't run in my family. My mother has MDS but it's not even close to Lupus. No one else in our family tree has lupus.


:-) That makes more sense. Some of my family has thyroid and adrenal issues but no Lupus. And I don't have the dx either BUT something isn't right with me and it seems to match. Hopefully one day I can get it resolved.

SICKOFSULPHITES
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   Posted 3/10/2013 7:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Was told by sons Consultant that quite often other family members have autoimmune illnesses i.e. thyroid. Lupus is running in our family my ex-wife and son both d/xs daughter thought to be "evolving" into a lupus. Never been anybody (that we know off) with lupus but quite a few with other autoimmune eg. thyroid.
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