Has anyone here with Lyme had an ANA test done that came back positive with elevated anti-SM antibodies too?
The lab made an error on my last blood test and ran the ANA screen (have had positive ANA titers up to 1:360 w/ speckled & homogenous pattern before...but not with any of the specific antibodies until now), and it surprisingly came back positive, with positive anti-Sm antibodies as well. This time, they didn't give a titer for the ANA, nor did they specify the pattern.
I don't have "classic" Lupus symptoms, and never got much help from Plaquenil (I get better joint pain relief from homeopathy, Nettles, & heat, and none of these bother my eyes like the Plaquenil did).
But I have been in a symptom flare-up the last couple weeks and thought it was a herx., but maybe not...I don't know.
Chronic Lyme Disease, Bartonella (clinical dx only), Gluten & Sulfite Sensitivity, Many Food/Inhalant/Medication/Chemical Allergies & Intolerances, Asthma, Gut issues (dysmotility, non-specific inflammation), UCTD ("Secondary Lupus-Like Syndrome"), Osteoporosis, etc.; G-Tube; TPN via PICC (trying again to wean off the TPN).
Meds: IV Cipro, Heparin (to flush PICC line), Singulair, Claritin, Domperidone, Colloidal Silver, probiotics, digestive enzymes, Milk Thistle & other liver support herbs, Magnesium, homeopathy.