What's your opinion?
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.
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?
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.
Well keep posting any questions we will all gather round to support you.Hope today you feel easier.