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09-10-2009, 12:08 PM
Hey all!
I am a 17 yr old girl in GA. My mom has Lupus and we're pretty sure I'll be diagnosed soon. I have some ?'s about some lab results.
I have a positive ANA oh 1:640, speckled. My c3 and c4 sometimes get lower than they should be, as do my blood cells.
I have hypothyroidism.
What I have some questions about are my ds-DNA which was 1 IU/mL, my CK levels (which jumped from 62 to 181), my smith antibody which was positive but <.2 U, my SSA was <.2 U as well and my SSB was high at 1.1 U.
Can someone tell me about what these mean?
Sorry my diction and syntax are atrocious today, I'm a bit rushed and tired.

09-10-2009, 01:23 PM
I'll try and hopefully someone more knowladgable will come along soon
positive ANA suggusts some sort of autoimmune -
dsDNA is highly specific for Lupus - yours is low, not indicating lupus
the SSA and SSB are sjorgen's (I have this but I don't have the indictors) - symptoms can be VERY similar to lupus
dunno about the CK

good luck and hope you get good answers soon.

How do you feel?

09-10-2009, 03:15 PM
I'm feeling good as of now, but I have my good days and bad days.
I go through spells where I can barely function because I'm so tired. Other days I feel fine.

Angel Oliver
09-11-2009, 06:14 AM
Well keep posting any questions we will all gather round to support you.Hope today you feel easier.

love Amanda.xxxx