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Old 04-16-2009, 11:17 AM   #6
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Re: Can you help me interpret my blood test results?

newbrunswick45, I've actually read that ANA over 1:30 raises a red flag.

My rheumie's assistant one day made a random comment that resonated: that lupus typically hits particularly hard when hormones are in a state of flux. Perimenopause certainly would be one of those times. (Like Rachelle just posted, I also had a dramatic downturn as hormone levels changed.)

Did you get any further along with the skin tests? (Steroid creams did ZILCH for me---which should prove something, one would think, *IF* the dr. is wise enough to realize it!) I also hope you can find a way to get even more tests done, given all the particular symptoms you listed earlier. Hang in there! Best wishes, Vee