Positive ANA and high IGG levels

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   Posted 4/15/2014 6:28 PM (GMT -6)   
I am so frustrated. I feel like I am being pushed from Dr to Dr and constantly making me feel like I am a hypochondriac! I just want some kind of answers.
Between 2 different Dr's in the past 2 months these are my test results-
ANA - Positive (titer 1:640)
RBC Low 3.96

IGA- undetectable
IGG Subclass 1 High 1188 (Normal 382-929 )
IGG Subclass 2 High 731 (241-700)
IGG Subclss 3 normal
IGG Subclass 4 Normal
IGG Serum High 2128 (694-1618)

Absolute CD4 High 1826 ( 490-1740)

Everything else falls withing normal range.

My Immunologist has ruled out blood cancer and my Rheumatologist said I do not have Lupus, but I just have normal aches and pains.

Should I just put this all to bed and stop worrying about it or should I continue to keep looking for answers.

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   Posted 4/15/2014 7:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Do you have any symptoms? What are they?

Generally you need to have 4 of 11 symptoms before being diagnosed with lupus. Check the links below.
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   Posted 4/15/2014 8:48 PM (GMT -6)   
I have some tiredness, it comes and goes. Occasional headaches. Definite joint pain, getting worse by the day! I do have Raynauds and it has been bad the past few days! And my RBC is low.
Even if I don't have Lupus, is there something or am I just a huge complainer? ;-)

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   Posted 4/16/2014 12:39 AM (GMT -6)   
In my opinion I say yes, something's going on but it's not figured out yet.
Have you thought of trying a different rhuemy?
Lupus, Fibromyalgia, Glaucoma, Asthma, Hypothyriodism, Sleep Apnea, OA, Depression, Allergies, and benign familia tremors

When life throws you lemons....
Pick them up and throw them right back at them! :))

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   Posted 4/16/2014 2:40 AM (GMT -6)   
Get a second opinion. It took me years and several rheumies before I finally found someone who was tops in her field, and did more extensive testing & gave me a diagnosis. And my story isn't unusual. We have to take charge of our own bodies. Hang around here. You'll learn a lot just reading other peoples' stories.
SLE, fibro, renauds, restless leg?

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   Posted 4/17/2014 6:51 PM (GMT -6)   
My opinion is that there is definitely something going on. Don't give up, but find a physician that is willing to take the time to investigate. Autoimmune disorders are everywhere and often hard to diagnose. Try to remove gluten and nightshades from your diet (this has greatly reduced my pain levels), I also suggest researching essential oils.
God Bless!

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   Posted 4/18/2014 10:59 AM (GMT -6)   
DONT stop looking for answers. At first when I had over 30 grown lymphnodes my family dr told me to eat a big meal and have a nap, and I'd be fine. I took it upon myself to fly to the capital of our province and started seeing an internal med doctor.he couldn't figure out either. They knew I had severe Neutropenia, at usually .2 to 3. My chest pain was incredible. But it was only by fluke ( after 3 years at the age of 34) that I did a heart stress test, god love that dr because she knew right away what was going on. I had ten of the 11 symptoms the face rash being the only one Iam missing. She sent me to a rhumatologist right away that same day and I've been highly medicated since ( now 37) my dr says he's had thousands of cases over his career and my case is within the top ten most aggressive. The point being, when u "know" u are sick and not really being helped , you have to keep At it. If I would of listened to my first dr and took a nap, I probably wouldn't be here today. I was really really sick then. Good luck and keep asking questions. Inwish u the best!!!
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