I have suffered from fibro (I think) for over 10 years. Well, recently I was hospitalized for 3 days because of dizziness, balance/walking problems and general pain in joints and muscles ( a lot of pain). I saw several docs, ENT, NEURO AND RHEUMY while I was there. I had CT and MRI of the brain/spine/back (all neg). I also have a blood work up. Released with Cymbalta and Motrin rx.
My Rheumy told me that my ANA was borderline positve - but she doesn't think I have lupus or RA--??? She think it is more fibro. BUT I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO THINK :+(
My major FLARE symptoms are:
Muscle pain-all over- sharp, throbbing or burning feelings or soreness
Leg weakness/numbness (had emg-negative)
Balance coordination (holding on to walls to walk)
Muscle twitches/jerking (for years)
Trouble swallowing- soreness/weak feeling in throat - no choking (barium swallow and scope perfomed) negative
Ear pain and sometimes eye pain (light blurriness)
Tongue pain (sometime)
Memory fog- forget what I'm about to say for a couple mins
Sleep disturbances: not enough rest : sleep apnea (maybe)
**Usually flare up when it rains/snows** about 8 months out the year I feel okay- until a flare hits. Summertime I feel like superwoman-LOL
SOOO my question is do people with Lyme or Fibro have borderline positive ANA results?