I hadn't had joint pain until February, and I started Remicade last June. My theory is that it's a side effect from Remicade since I had never had joint pain before and I'm otherwise in remission. Yes, I'm pretty sure the ANA test does not show up on the CBC. I just had my blood drawn today, and they were able to tell me my CBC results a few hours later and I won't get my ANA results until later this week. If it comes back positive, then my GI will take me off of Remicade.
Julia, do you still have symptoms? Did the lupus go away once you stopped Remicade?
Female, Age 20
9 Asacol, Rowasa, 1000 mg Canasa, Proctofoam, Rifaximin 2/day
Digestive Advantage (Crohn's & Colitis), 1 Florastor, 50 mg 6MP, 1 Primadophilus reuteri, Remicade (6 infusions), 2.4 g Lialda, Forvia, 6 Colazal, 1 Anucort, Culturelle, Fish Oil, Calcium/Vit D supplement, 20 mg Prozac, VSL #3 DS, Turmeric