Hi! I am 31 and have never had any major health problems until recently. First in 2010 after my daughter was born I had some joint pain and strange bruise-like spots. I had some blood tests at my ob office and cbc and CRP was normal. I chalked it up to hormones and eventually felt better.
My son was just born in Jan 2013 (7 months ago) and the joint pain started again. My knees hurt at first, but now it's my ankle joints mainly and sometimes my fingers. I get the bruises again. I have slight pitting and onycholytis in my fingernails, tingling/tightness feeling in my left foot and forearm, and I don't seem to be able to lose weight. I weigh the exact same since my son was born...whether or not i eat right and exercise. That could be due to getting older, bc my tsh was normal.
I saw a rheumatologist a few weeks ago and am waiting for my followup appt. All i have now is my lab results and a few emails back and forth with the dr. My mom has MCTD...(scleraderma, raynouds, polymyositis) but is in remission now. She loves this dr.
CBC- normal except MPV being a tiny bit high
ESR - 26 (should be less than 20)
CRP and CK- normal
CMP- normal - Calcium was 10...within range but seemed high to me
Vitamin D - 30 ( i take 5000iu a day due to being low in the past)
HLA-B27 - negative
ANTI CCP - <17
RF-S - 11 (<14)
most concerning to me is the
ANA - 1:640 speckled
ENA - negative ( no values ...all <20)
DNA - negative at 1:20
complement 3 and 4- normal
Also...i was getting over a sinus infection at the time of this bloodwork. Dr says it could have caused higher sed rate.
so...the dr. doesn't seem to be worried at all. He says whatever is going on is very minor and there are no signs of harm to my body. I really don't want medication, as I breastfeed my son. I just have slight pain anyway...
my concern is what does this mean for my future?
Any ideas or similar situations?
Why is my ANA so high alone?
Could it be my thyroid? he didn't check it.
Please help. I am so anxious about
Post Edited (danzergurl00) : 9/11/2013 1:37:11 PM (GMT-6)