Patient Comments: Antinuclear Antibody Test - Diagnosis

What condition was diagnosed by your antinuclear antibody test?

Comment from: sick&tired, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: May 13

I was diagnosed with breast cancer two years ago and had a double mastectomy and put on Arimidex. After 18 months I had bone and joint pain, swollen hands and feet that hurt so bad I could hardly walk. I had blood tests and the results came back ANA positive and possible lupus. I was sent to a rheumatologist and tested again, came back ANA positive again but doctor does not believe I have lupus. I was prescribed meloxicam and must return in 6 weeks. The medication does not offer much relief.

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Comment from: julie, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: August 04

In MRI scan in February 14 I burnt up in the last 3 minutes. Sunburn effect/burning face/eyes/mouth inside /lips/ hands/knees. In six weeks hair starts to stand on end, scalp burns and hair loss. It gets better and then starts again. In blood test antinuclear antibody is positive, 1.80 titer. In July daughter feels irregular heartbeat. The 24 hour monitor confirms events.

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