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Old 07-10-2012, 05:05 PM   #1
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Hi Everyone,
I have unexplained, widespread chronic pain and fatigue. I just had updated lab tests done and my ANA is 1:2560 with a Centromene pattern. Can anyone give me some info or even just advise about this? I am feeling pretty scared and really stressed about what this could mean. I am still waiting on more lab results.
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Old 07-10-2012, 08:10 PM   #2
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Re: New member with high titer ANA

I don't know much about ANA results, but I think it has to do with inflammation levels if I'm not mistaken. Have you tried calling your doctor? Did they just give you the results and not talk to you? I think someone on here might know, but we're not drs so I think your best bet is talking to your dr or making an appointment to discuss your results.

 
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Welcome! Yes I'd definitely wait until you can discuss this with your doctor. ANA is however an inflammation factor associated with auto immune disease. You can though have a positive/high ANA and not have an auto immune disease, or have one and have a negative. No use getting worked up about something when you don't know what it means yet. I sure hate when I get lab results and then have to wait weeks for a follow up, but I also hate waiting weeks to get the results at the follow up. I think the bright side about this is your doctor will very likely have some answers for you. Best wishes.
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Yes, of course I am in contact with my doctor. I just thought it would be good to get some thoughts from people that I can relate with as a patient. Thanks for replying though!

 
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Welcome! Yes I'd definitely wait until you can discuss this with your doctor. ANA is however an inflammation factor associated with auto immune disease. You can though have a positive/high ANA and not have an auto immune disease, or have one and have a negative. No use getting worked up about something when you don't know what it means yet. I sure hate when I get lab results and then have to wait weeks for a follow up, but I also hate waiting weeks to get the results at the follow up. I think the bright side about this is your doctor will very likely have some answers for you. Best wishes.
Thank you! I have had several doctors that have thought Fibromyalgia or UCTD or some sort of auto immune disease. It has been 2 1/2 years since I allowed blood tests just because I couldn't go through trying to figure this out anymore. We (my very supportive husband and I) have done everything we can to be as healthy as possible in order to ensure that this is not due to anything in our control (including moving from Mile High, CO to the California coast to ensure the best climate and altitude). I have seen several doctors, including rehumatologists, gi's, pain specialists, etc. and have experimented with several medications and treatment methods. I am coping much better now than I used to and felt like it was time to try again, so as our insurance just changed I started from scratch with a new doc knowing that this would be an emotional roller coaster. I also knew that I had a positive ANA, but it's even more positive now and I have so many more symptoms than I had before. Sometimes I think that I just know my body better, but in any case, I am literally in the process of waiting for results and it's just plain hard. Seems like you understand that, so I thank you for taking the time to read my post and reply. It's nice to know that I am not alone.

 
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This level of ANA is significant and points to an autoimmune disorder, but exactly which one may take a little while to figure out. Perhaps more clues will be present in the test results you are awaiting. A rheumatologist would be the best doc to evaluate you now and even though abnormals are showing up, at least you are finally going to get some answers, and that means treatment to help you feel better!

 
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Hi, just let us know how the results come out. I second the opinion of seeing a rheumy if you're not already seeing one. I had an elevated ANA at one visit and then for some weird reason it was only slightly elevated when he did lab work a few months later.

They're still trying to figure out if I have another problem besides fibro.

Hope things work out for you. I know how hard it is with the waiting and the waiting.

 
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I will, thanks.

 
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