Negative ANA but alot of symptoms

Negative ANA but alot of symptoms

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • September 14, 2008
  • 05:45 AM

I am a teenager. These syptoms have been going on for the past few years. I recently had a blood test done and it came back with my red and white blood cells being off and my doctor said it was just a virus but I had a hard time believing that, so i searched online and found that I have many symptoms of systemic lupus. These arent constant but happen semi frequently. My doctor tested my ANA and he said it came back normal. Anytime I have these symptoms they dismiss them as a virus.

My Symptoms aren't Constant but are as follows:

-Headaches and Dizziness
-Extreme Fatigue
-Mouth Sores
-Arthritis Like Pain Throughout Body
-Stiff Joints
-My Red Blood Cell Count is frequently off but not a huge amount
-Recently a circular small rash appeared on my neck, it feels rough and cortizone helps the redness but it wont go away
-I've pulled out clumps of my hair in the past.
-Shortness of breath and chest pain when I breathe deeply, they think I have seasonal asthma and I have inhalers for it but they dont help.

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  • Just to add on my mothers cousin has lupus. Not sure if this makes a difference but any opinions on the matter would be very appreciated!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 14, 2008
    • 07:01 AM
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  • Hi, theres 11 blood tests for lupus just because ana is negative doesn't mean its not lupus.I'm going through the same thing but I had positive lupus anticoaulant but the ana and dna was negative so I'm having the remaining tests done.Also something called MAV has some of the same symptoms wishes;)
    mae3057 50 Replies
    • October 10, 2008
    • 11:43 PM
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