I have had headaches (mainly in the back of my head and my forehead), neck pain and back pain since I was in high school (over16 years). I had a severe head injury (thrown off a horse into a concrete post wrapped with barbed wire) when I was 9. My dad had to carry me like a baby for 2 weeks because I couldn't hold my head up. I had an MRI recently that said my neck has a failure to curve and minor arthritis and degenerative disc. Has anyone else had an ANA? I'm just not sure what a "low positive" means. My mom has fiberomyalgia and AS and her's was a medium positive. I've had all the pressure points for fiberomyalgia tested and none of them hurt. I'm going to see a rheumatologist the middle of July. I thought I might ask some questions in the mean time so I might know what to ask when I see the doctor. Thanks all for your help!
I found this on WebMd, and It said this,
What Signs Indicate Connective Tissue Disorders Like Lupus?
The ANA is a blood test that is used in the evaluation of lupus or other connective tissue disorders. It measures the presence of abnormal antibodies. When the ANA is positive, it indicates that someone may have an autoimmune disorder, but alone it can't make the diagnosis. If the ANA is negative, it is very likely that you don't have lupus.
The ANA profile is a series of tests consisting of an ANA and other related abnormal antibodies. This may be done if the ANA is found to be positive or possibly at the same time as the ANA. This profile helps look for diseases such as Sjögren's syndrome, lupus, drug-induced lupus, polymyostitis, and sclerode
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