I'm staring at recent lab results trying to figure out the relationship between ds-DNA and histone AB. I know histone AB are seen in drug induced lupus but is it possible to have high (376) ds-DNA with drug induced lupus? Or is possible to have high histone AB with SLE? And how in the heck is it possible to have a normal ANA on the same blood test?? I'm beginning to think none of my lab work can be trusted... Sigh...
Any light you can shed on their relationship would be much appreciated!!
Haven't been around for awhile - glad to see you are still here.
My question: Does lupus ever cause nodules or bumps near the knuckles or on the feet?? Or am I looking at adding yet another autoimmune disease to my growing list??? I really, don't want to have to start dealing with RA too.
Just popped back on here to see your message. I've been gone for many weeks for the very same reason. I've tried to help...tried to answer peoples questions... tried to start conversations .... and the only people who would ever answer me was you and dr. V !
What I also find weird is even the people I answer questions for don't reply! I'm left wondering if they ever saw my answer...
Lets face it, the board will never be what it was. I can't get any of the old ones to come back no matter how many times I ask them to.
If its any consultation, I AM very sorry about all the crap you've been going through with your health and your dogs. I know they mean the world to you!!
For what it's worth, I will always be there to listen to you.
Aww Lisa !! I really hate to hear the wolf is rearing its ugly head again. I'll keep you in my prayers that the docs can find some way to lower your bp and get you to feeling better. 25 days with a fever sucks!!!
Unfortunately it takes a village of doctors to treat lupus. Going to lots of doctors, having lots of tests, doctors not wanting to commit to a dx seems to be pretty standard for autoimmune diseases like lupus. Are you under a rheumatologist's care? They are the ones who treat autoimmune and help co-ordinate your care with the other physicians.