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Old 03-13-2008, 07:13 PM   #1
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Strange Rheumy appt.

I had an appt with a new Rheumy today due to insurance change. She had all blood work and radiology reports (chest x ray). She said that my ANA levels (25,000) was a false positive, the positive Jo-1 antibodies (which i have been told that this is one of the markers for PM/DM.) was also a false positive. The muscle weakness that i have in my arms and legs is probably thyroid related. and the Shortness of breath is also thyroid related. Anyone ever gone through this? I have explained that the other Rhuemy told me to come in ASAP if i have any muscle weakness or shortness of breath get in here because it is the PM or lung disease starting to flare. Now this lady says all the tests are false positive, and there is nothing wrong.
Any thoughts????

Angie