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Posted by Angela on October 22, 2000 at 08:33:31:

In Reply to: ANA High posted by Katherine on September 21, 2000 at 23:20:24:

: 5 years ago, i had a high ANA of 1:280, which when I went to a rheumatologist was lowered (can't remember to what now, but still a little high).
: This month it is 1:650. PCP says it could be a "bouncing number".

: QUESTION: Can one have a high ANA (or abnormal) and *not* have LUpus or RA or other diseases?? This is twice now, but I mostly experience muscle aches, in stress areas like shoulder trigger points. Lumbar back muscles are weak and easily "go out". I have fatigue and lots of tension and tension headaches. Have had these for like twenty years, though. The fatigue seems to be more lately, shear pain exhaustion??
: When I get "flairs" it is from using my shoulder muscles, like writing a lot, or bending over and cutting fabric, or something "simple" like bending over to plant say 20 bulbs. I suffer greatly after this whereas others are fine. Been told fibro, by my symptoms. Can Fibro cause high ANA tests??

: THANKS ANYONE!
: Katherine

Katherine
Do you have fibromyalgia or another mixed connective tissue disease? Both of these could cause a high ANA. I have lupus and my ANA fluctuates from 1:80 to 1:640. Do you take any medications?
Angela

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