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   Posted 5/1/2016 10:58 AM (GMT -6)   
I have had fibromyalgia for 15 years. very well controlled. then 8 weeks ago everything changed. Joint pain hands, feet, elbows, and just general inflammation. went to my Rhemy he agreed something was different. ran blood test. Rf negative, Sed rate 24, ANA positive 1:160 homogeneous. DNA negative, CRP high .55, all urine test normal. then SM high 373, RNP high 326, scl 70 263.
Doctor stopped short of diagnosing anything till he ran more test. he is confused with the numbers because other than the joint pain, I don't have any other symptoms. no rashes, no mouth sores, no fever, ect. just anemic.
anyone run into this?

Thanks for any info.

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   Posted 5/1/2016 12:57 PM (GMT -6)   
Lupus is diagnosed by having 4 of 11 symptoms. (Check out the link Diagnosing Lupus below.)

It sounds like your rheumy is progressing thru the necessary steps for diagnosing your issue. There are a number of illnesses that match the joint pain and slightly elevated ANA that you have. Besides blood tests, the rheumy should be giving you a long list of symptoms to check on - some of the possible symptoms for a variety of illnesses are subtle, so unless we check against a list we often don't recognize we have them.

Be patient and let the Dr do his thing -- it's a good sign that he's admitting a bit of confusion rather than rushing to a (possibly incorrect) diagnosis.

Let us know how it goes,
Lynnwood, Lupus & Sjogren's Moderator, Dx: 2002
"Life is far too important to be taken seriously." - Oscar Wilde

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   Posted 5/2/2016 5:59 PM (GMT -6)   
thanks for your reply. I'm just confused and I only have one symptom if I read the 11 lupus symptoms correctly. I don't Ngo back for a month, maybe I'll find out something then.
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