have i got lupus? ANA 1:40, RNP positive.....please help

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urislai
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   Posted 3/17/2016 5:52 AM (GMT -6)   
have i got lupus? AA 1:40, RNP positive.....please help
 
i got serious headache at end Jan and finally Left CN VI Palsy
 
Then I went to hospital in Jan and counducted many blood test
 
ANA: Pos, Titre: 80, Speckled
ANCA: Neg
Anti ds DNA: Neg
ENA: Pos
Anti SM > Very weak pos
RNP: indeterminate
La / Ro60 / Jo-1 / Scl-70 All Neg
Lupus Anticoagulant: Detected
 
In Mar, there is a repeated blood test, results became
 
ANA: Pos, Titre: 40, Speckled
ANCA: Neg
Anti ds DNA: Neg
ENA: Pos
Anti SM > Neg
RNP: Pos
La / Ro60 / Jo-1 / Scl-70 All Neg
Lupus Anticoagulant: Detected
 
the doctor said that it should be something about autoimmune disease, should be a mild one, not sure whether SLE... 
 
please help, I am very nervious.....
 
 
 
 
 

urislai
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   Posted 3/17/2016 6:06 AM (GMT -6)   
My blood test of
Phospholpid Ab IgM / IgG and Beta 2 GP1 Ab IgG are negative.

couchtater
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   Posted 3/17/2016 9:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Lupus is diagnosed by a list of 11 indicators . You must meet the requirements of 4 of them to be diagnosed. You can find the list of them in the first thread "lupus 101".

Positive blood work is just one of the 11 indicators so don't fret yet. Wait to see if other things are happening from the list. Lupus has 1000 faces and is tricky to diagnose.
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urislai
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   Posted 3/18/2016 5:28 AM (GMT -6)   
hi couchtater,

thanks for your reply!

yes, i have taken a look on these 11 indicator.

1. ANA: Pos
2. ENA: Pos
3. do not sure my serious headache and finally Left CN VI Palsy is an indicator or not

Butterflake
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   Posted 3/18/2016 10:23 AM (GMT -6)   
Welcome to our forum urislai. Try not to worry. As many as 10 million Americans may have a positive ANA, but fewer than 1 million probably have Lupus and headaches and palsy are not part of the 11 criteria. I've not heard of an ENA test so I can't help you there, but as Couchtater said positive antibodies and autoantibodies are lumped together as one of the 11 criteria. If you are still concerned make an appointment with a rheumatologist. They are the physicians who diagnose and treat autoimmune diseases. Love, Butterflake
SLE '05, Sjogrens, fibro, Raynaud's, major depressive disorder, CNS problems, GERD, angina, 1st stage kidney disease. Many meds: better living through chemistry

urislai
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   Posted 3/18/2016 9:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Butterflake,

thanks a lot for your reply.

Sorry for my poor wording that make you confused. ENA test is a grouping of antibodies Anti SM, RNP, La, Ro60, Jo-1 and Scl-70. Either one is positive, the ENA mark it postive.

My First test: AntiSM > very weak positive > ENA positive
My Second Test > RNP positive > ENA positive

I have visited rheumatologist and she suspected Lupus in my case, as AntiSM very weak positive and Lupus Anticoagulant is Detected which can caused headache and CN Palsy. Further appointment will be made end this month.

While another doctor said that it should be something about autoimmune disease, should be a mild one, not sure whether SLE...

Therefore I wrote to share and see if anyone have similar condition, and maybe any advice. To be honest, I am very confused.
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