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Old 12-11-2010, 08:24 AM   #2
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Re: Postivie ANA titer, nucleolar patter, lupus symptoms

spmom, in and of itself, ANA doesn't diagnose anything, because it's positive in quite a few conditions. I think that list includes both Hashimoto's and Addisons, so maybe those are causing your elevated ANA? (You should confirm that!) In a similar vein, I don't think ANA pattern alone is enough to diagnose anything.

Do you have one dr. who's treating you for both conditions? I'd start with him/her, to determine if your current symptoms suggest something new & whether tests for lupus & its close cousins are needed. I'd particularly ask what can cause elevated protein in urine. I strongly doubt that only lupus can cause that, but you'd certainly want ALL your specialists to comment on everything you just posted! Let us know what happens next, OK? Thinking of you & sending best wishes, Vee