Re: Positive ANA no diagnosis
Mollynomar, a friend of mine has had "non-alcoholic fatty liver" for years. It's only one possible cause of liver inflamamtion. I think Wilson's disease is another, but I know so little about liver conditions! All I'm saying is that there are other things than hepatitis possible.
I had years of chronic GI problems, too. My drs. also ruled out Crohn's, colitis, etc. But after starting Plaquenil, my GI problems cleared up very quickly, which I found amazing, after all those years of misery. You read so little about GI problems in lupus---drs. talk instead about fibromyalgia. Yet my big-city rheumie wasn't at all surprised at how long my problems had lasted or how severe they'd been.
I hope her new rheumie can figure out what's going on quickly. And if her liver enzymes go off again or if she has symptoms that seem liver-related, I hope you forcefully request a liver specialist (hepatologist). Sending your daughter & you both my best wishes, sincerely, Vee
CLARIFICATION: "Hepatitis" is a generic term for liver inflammation, which can have different causes. I didn't say that clearly yesterday, sorry, Vee
Last edited by VeeJ; 11-27-2009 at 06:36 AM.