Posted 10/4/2007 8:26 PM (GMT -7)
My ANA has been that before, but it was the presence of other ai diseases and specific antibody tests that got me my diagnosis, also the schirmer test for eyes for sjogrens. I've only had ds-dna test once and it came back negative, and I've never had it tested again, but I have other problems and some odd antibodies to organs and other tests come out indicative of AI disease. My doc thinks I'm working up to something and it hasn't really hit hard yet, though it has in the past, and I'm just doing relatively good now. So he keeps testing, though I need to ask him about the dsdna again. Part of my problems are due to interferon therapy and liver disease, that is why I've got odd collection of disorders and abnormal labs. Hopefully they will keep testing you so they catch it when its bad. Look forward to hearing from you soon and I'm glad you found this place.
--Doctors are men who prescribe medicines of which they know little, to cure diseases of which they know less in human beings of whom they know nothing.--Voltaire (1694-1778)
Ills--Sjogrens-Lupus-like AI Disease, Hashis, Vitiligo, spinal stenosis/fusion with plate, salivary/lymphectomies, Diabetes, NAFLD, COPD, RLS, neuropathy, trigonitis, hystero, diffuse brain atrophy
Meds--Plaquenil, Evoxac, Metformin, Synthroid, HCTZ, Estradiol patch, Prosed, Klonopin, Soma, Ultram, Vicodin, Restasis, Albuterol,steroid injections, Protopic & Triamcinolone Acetonide ointments