PDA

View Full Version : did u know2.....



TobyJug
03-09-2009, 06:23 AM
that 5% of the Lupus patients do not have a positive, ANA, DNA or lupus screen test.....

Yes I am serious at least 5% and maybe more always have negative blood results on these common tests.....

yet another fact I thought I share.....

Angel Oliver
03-09-2009, 06:27 AM
Think you should come with me to my next Rheumi appointment :) I remember he just said...no its not Lupus blood results were ok no sticky blood and just your cholestrol was high.See you in 3 months :)
Oh and before that he said.....you have Lupus....but when i questioned how can he know before the blood works, he said.....yes bloods can come back negative.....yet he said the above.Left me confused.x

TobyJug
03-09-2009, 06:29 AM
HAHA yeh the medical specialists do not disappoint when it comes to confusing people do they....?!!

KATROACH1972
03-09-2009, 06:38 AM
I am one of the 5%. Thats why I was misdiagnosed and treated wrong for so many years.

Angel Oliver
03-09-2009, 06:39 AM
How did you get the correct n final diagnosis? How did you make them listen?

KATROACH1972
03-09-2009, 06:53 AM
Oh boy. Let me try to make long years in to short paragraph. I was getting sick about 9 years ago, and kept being told I was depressed! I'm sure you all have heard that line many times. Anyways I went to independent lab and had them test me for Lyme disease, and then I brought it the results to my Dr. who sent me to infectious disease, who freaked out and put me in hospital, for week and then sent me home with Pic line in my arm for 2 months with antibiotics. When that was done. He asked me if I was better and I said no. To that response he started me on oral antibiotics for the rest of my life and then said he didn't need to see me anymore! After 5 or so years of that crap, I kept getting worse. So finally went back to him anyways, and he said "OH! I remember you! I really didn't think you had Lyme Disease in first place!" and finally decided to send me to Rheum. outside my insurances hospital.{I think because he felt bad for me being strung along so long!} I went to Rheum. he looked at me listened to my many complaints, and history, on top of my family history of Lupus, and used a few blood test that should immflamation, but not that specific antibody, and diagnosed me after 2 months! I had all symptoms except ana positive. He said that the years of antibiotics made my test always negative! Go figure. Don't give up. There are still some real compassionate Dr.s out there still. Few and far between, but still there! Thank God

Angel Oliver
03-09-2009, 10:32 AM
Wow....you've been through it big time.Thank god you finally got a proper diagnosis from a good Doctor...well kind of.
Thanks for sharing your story and i wish you have lots of good days.

Gentle Hugs
Angel.xxx