Thank you Lynnwood & captaint...The Lupus Book by Wallace was actually the 2nd book I bought on Lupus! LOL! Must admit I breezed through it and don't recall a lot so I'll get back to it tomorrow on your recommendations. Was not doing so well when I read it before. I was tested for thyroid, had the ATCH Stim test and a gazillion others while hospitalized along with CTs & MRIs...everything came out fine til the rheumy tests. ANA, Anti Smith & dsDNA were all elevated.
I'm particularly curious about
the dsDNA and so far haven't gotten a straight answer. I'm wondering how my value of 700 would be considered. Is it slightly high, very high or somewhere in between? And, is it a reliable indicator of Lupus activity?
captaint...would be very interested to read your paper. I enabled email in my profile...just allow me a day or two to read it please.
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