We are in a similar boat, and I hope we can keep in touch in this. My daughter's ANA is at 640, which is one "level" up from 320. They just figured out that she was already at 320 before the Remi. in October, but now it is going up a bit. She also has protein in her urine. Rhumey visit last week. She is ordering up more definitive tests for Lupus, which she would consider Drug induced Lupus, but is not sure, as my daughter is only exhibiting a few of the signs. Both GI and Rhumey doc. said that UC can alone cause elevated ANA, or maybe daughter had/has another condition--even Mono( as if we could tell, she is so tired anyway). Test are on for June10, when the next infusion is scheduled. Afraid of this one, as the Remi is working so well. Would hate to turn on the gene for Lupus, and deal with another autoimmune disorder forever. Will look into the speckled/non issue. There are lots of tests for Lupus, and not too many that are definitive.
Please keep me posted, and I will do the same.
Daughter,15 diagnosed 1-08 w/ UC .
Previous drug sampling: Asacol, Prevacid, Flagyl, Prednisone- 50mg to 0, 4 major flares '08.Hospital four x. Low residue diet,
6MP, Colazal , Cortifoam enemas,
Trying probiotics, Niferex, fish oil, Magnesium, Acupuncture.
Remicade 10mg per kilo@ 8wks, since 10-08. Still on 6mp and Colazal