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   Posted 10/25/2013 3:53 PM (GMT -6)   
Does the elevation of your ANA titer cause an increase in symptoms? In other words, if I have a 1:160 and someone else has a 1:2546, would they be more ill than I?

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   Posted 10/25/2013 5:15 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm at 1:320 at diagnosis and I was classified as moderate. I was in a great deal of pain at the time too.
So I'm not sure if the number matters or not.
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   Posted 10/25/2013 9:07 PM (GMT -6)   
It isn't really much of an indicator for disease activity. In general, higher might be having more problems, but the reverse could also be true. Lupus is unpredictable enough that symptoms don't align with symptoms that way.

A better predictor would be the inflammation markers - unfortunately it's been a long day, I'll have to elaborate later.
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   Posted 10/26/2013 5:11 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank you, Lynnwood. I'd love to hear more when you're feeling up to it.
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