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Feb 07, 2017 5:41 PM

Hi y'all I was just wondering my doc tested my ANA and it came back positive so she finally referred me to a specialist wich I was told could take up to six months to get into. He called and I have an appointment on Friday. I'm not worried I am just so excited to finally be getting answers. Have you guys had any positive ANA results and what was the outcome. Thank you!! ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

Feb 07, 2017 5:52 PM

I had a positive ANA and it was Sjogrens Syndrome and Lupus. My Lupus #'s weren't that high but my Sjogrens Syndrome#'s came back 100%

Feb 07, 2017 6:04 PM

ANA could be numerous things. I was recently diagnosed with MS, which ANA has nothing to do with but mine was high too because of the battle going on in my body

Feb 08, 2017 9:20 AM

Mine is from sarcoidosis. Only about 15 percent of sarcoidosis sufferers have ongoing problems. Unfortunately, I'm in that group.

Feb 08, 2017 9:25 AM

Mine is because of Sjogrens. I'm glad you have been referred out. Keep track of every symptom and any treatment & how your body responds, and take it to the appt. Hugs love and prayers you'll get in before 6 months! ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ™๐ŸŒธ

Feb 08, 2017 1:19 PM

I hope you get answers soon. I received my first positive ANA in 2014. After numerous tests, and 3 doctors later, I still don't have a definitive answer. So far, the closest I have gotten is Fibromyalgia secondary to an undetermined autoimmune disease. One doctor thinks Lupus; one leans to MCTD. It's frustrating.

Feb 08, 2017 3:00 PM

I have tested positive and my outcome is that I have Sjรถgren's syndrome and lupus but my Sjรถgren's is stronger than my lupus.

Feb 09, 2017 4:07 AM

My pcp is setting me up for an LP to check for MS, as well as testing my ANA for Sjogrens and Lupus. He's also testing me for RA.. no more diagnosis please?!!!๐Ÿ˜ข

Feb 09, 2017 4:21 AM

I was Dx with Lupus & dermatomyositis and Fibromyalgia. I'm finally getting answers to why I have been so fatigued this past year & 1/2, plus the hypothyroidism, severe anemia. My pain was is so bad that when my lap dog crosses over my leg I get sharp pains. I was started on Plaquenil and low dose steroids. I've been having frequent headaches, nausea, etc was told body needs time to work. I was to the steroid would give me a boost in energy well I'm still waiting for my boost.

Feb 09, 2017 7:33 AM

lol Always u sound exactly how i felt this past year. Went in thinking at worst i would need back surgery and came out with MS, appt with rhumatologist for ana test, and and endocrinologist because al my vitamins and testosterone are low. Yaaa lol

Feb 09, 2017 8:36 PM

Good luck at your appointment tomorrow!

Feb 10, 2017 10:34 PM

Hi just an update I went to the specialist he has no idea which were his words. He has been working as a rheumatologist for over 40 years and he has no idea so I am going to be poked and prodded at till we figure it out.lol So here goes nothing.

Feb 10, 2017 10:54 PM

But thank you for the kind and wonderful comments.

Feb 11, 2017 8:28 PM

Tkdgal. Plaquenel usually takes months to work. After that it was/is effective for my RA. I took methotrexate at first and until plaqenel took effect. Then weaned off of methotrexate. Have successfully maintained with the plaquenel. Symptom free with sjogrehns, too.

Wish I had luck with fibromyalgia meds. Am going to try acupuncture next.

Feb 12, 2017 5:57 AM

Has he checked you for sarcoidosis? It's a disease that can be difficult to diagnose, is rare, and after having it for 42 years, the faces of many doctors go blank when that disease name comes up.

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