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Old 06-23-2012, 03:06 PM   #1
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Positive ANA-Stabbing Pain in calves and now elbow

For the last 5 months, I have been real sick. I went and got routine blood work done, but also included RA screening because of wide spread body spasms and charlie horse cramps. Positive ANA 1:1280 all other test normal except TSH 3.68 I have a lot of symptoms, which I contribute to being Hypo. Finally got put on meds last Monday. My biggest complate was knife stabbling feeling in my calves, mainly right which caused me to limp. Very limited movement. I have been on neuroton, bacfan, and LDN. It helped and on some days I didn't have any pain. The last two days, now I have the same pain, but it is when I extend my arm in any direction. Fine if it is by my side as if in a sling but any movement it is very painful. This has just come out of the blue. My rhem appointment isn't until Sept. there is no way I can go from now to Sept. gimping around, cuddling my arm.

I am just at my wits end. So exhaused all the time, general body weakness, aches and pains. Numbness and tingling in hands during wake and during sleep that wakes me up. Of course thyroid stuff.. losing hair, dry skin, memory problems.

Consfused and scared. Obviously my problems are not just thyroid. I did have the autoimmune test for thyroid done and it came back negative.

Sed rate is ok, ra ok, all the test and they did a lot came back ok.
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Old 06-25-2012, 06:28 AM   #2
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Re: Positive ANA-Stabbing Pain in calves and now elbow

Hey there- I'm sorry you are going through that; the diagnosis process is just about is frustrating as the symptoms sometimes.
Question: have you had an injury to any one of the painful areas? Read up on Fibromyalgia and RSD/CRPS. Hopefully it's nothing like RSD/CRPS but your spasms and stabbing pain resonated with me. Good luck- let us know how you're doing.

 
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Hey there- I'm sorry you are going through that; the diagnosis process is just about is frustrating as the symptoms sometimes.
Question: have you had an injury to any one of the painful areas? Read up on Fibromyalgia and RSD/CRPS. Hopefully it's nothing like RSD/CRPS but your spasms and stabbing pain resonated with me. Good luck- let us know how you're doing.
I do believe that my pain is nerve related. Thanks for the info, I will look it up for sure. My appointment isn't until Sept. Thank you for giving me a different direction to look.

 
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Old 06-25-2012, 06:48 AM   #4
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Re: Positive ANA-Stabbing Pain in calves and now elbow

and just in case it helps- I think you said you already take neurontin but I have also had success with pain reduction on Tizanadine & Suboxone. Suboxone is usually prescribed to wean drug addicts off of morphine because it provides the pain relief without the "getting high" side effects. I'm sure it depends on the person as to whether this works or not but thought I'd give ya a couple of drugs to ask your doc about if you are getting inadequate pain management in the meantime.

 
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Old 07-01-2012, 10:57 PM   #5
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Re: Positive ANA-Stabbing Pain in calves and now elbow

Have they tested your blood clotting agents? I was diagnosed with antiphospholipid syndrome with similar symptoms.

 
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Re: Positive ANA-Stabbing Pain in calves and now elbow

What pattern did your ANA titre come back as?

 
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Old 07-20-2012, 12:14 PM   #7
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What pattern did your ANA titre come back as?
ANA Screen, IFA Positive
ANA Pattern Homogeneous
ANA Titer 1:1280 H
This was second test

First test was the same except it was 1:320

 
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Old 07-23-2012, 05:55 AM   #8
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Re: Positive ANA-Stabbing Pain in calves and now elbow

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ANA Screen, IFA Positive
ANA Pattern Homogeneous
ANA Titer 1:1280 H
This was second test

First test was the same except it was 1:320
A quick google search of homogeneous pattern suggests sle?

Doesn't mean that is what it is, but...I'm in the same boat as you...scared without answers, YET.

I hope you feel better and get some answers soon.

 
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Re: Positive ANA-Stabbing Pain in calves and now elbow

Hi Did u try testing for HTLV?

 
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