Patient Comments: Antinuclear Antibody Test - Diagnosis

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Comment from: davidsg99, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: November 01

When my blood pressure (BP) is over 130/85 I feel pressure on the left side of my head just around the ear, mostly about an inch above it. That is how I know my BP is high. Typically the diastolic number has to be higher than 82 for me to feel this. The pressure is different than a headache. Headaches are pain, my high BP is really a pressure feeling. Doctors always want to call it a headache, but it is not. When the BP diastolic goes back down to under 82 the pressure goes away.

Comment from: Vhegar, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: May 23

My ANA is 1:1280, and a year ago it was 1:2640. All the doctors can tell me is I have an autoimmune disease. I was tested for rheumatoid arthritis but only had 2 of the markers. All of this is very frustrating. I am 48 and in good shape and eat healthy but nothing can change the pain I have except medication. I would love for someone to have a definite answer for me.

Comment from: Debado, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: October 04

I went in to the doctor to complain about being tired and having a lot pains and aches is my joints and muscles, back, hips and neck, and my dermatitis in my scalp for which nothing works. So the doctor did blood work ANA (antinuclear antibody) test with speckled pattern which was positive 1:80, and C-reactive protein was 3.8. The nurse called today and said nothing significant, no need for follow up.

Comment from: Mac, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: May 11

I have been 1:160 in my antinuclear antibody test for years, with an uncle with lupus and 4 female relatives with thyroid, all on the same side of the family. Raynaud's phenomenon is confirmed but not lupus. My blood work was just redone and now at 1:640 and the doctor says it is not worrisome. Really! Come on, from what I've read that number indicates more severe disease. What seriously has to happen before doctors take you seriously!

Comment from: LG, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: July 03

I have been dealing with extreme neck, back, and shoulder pain for over a year. My arms were going numb, I was/am having frequent headaches, and my body is so stiff. I started the journey to resolve the problem with a massage which led to going to the chiropractor and then to an orthopedic surgeon who said clearly something is wrong. He ordered an MRI of my neck and blood work. The MRI was fine. My blood work showed my ANA as 1:40, and everything else was fine. No diagnosis but still in pain.

Comment from: Jade , 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: July 24

I suffered for 6 years before I had an antinuclear antibody test. It started out with low back pain, then I had 2 seizure in one day. Over the year my pain has gotten worse. I have terrible feet pain that swells (on the tops of my feet around the ankle joints), brain fog, fatigue sometimes, insomnia sometimes, headaches that tend to stick around for days, bad neck pain and pain in the back of my neck (the joint swells out). I had severe carpal tunnel that came on suddenly, neuropathy, restless leg syndrome, blurred vision, cold sweats, and more.

Comment from: julie, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: August 04

In MRI scan in February 14 I burnt up in the last 3 minutes. Sunburn effect/burning face/eyes/mouth inside /lips/ hands/knees. In six weeks hair starts to stand on end, scalp burns and hair loss. It gets better and then starts again. In blood test antinuclear antibody is positive, 1.80 titer. In July daughter feels irregular heartbeat. The 24 hour monitor confirms events.

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