Feb 12, 2009


My test results are back. It appears that they are all normal, except for one.

I tested positive for high anti-nuclear antibody (ANA). It seems that can happen in about 20% of the population for no good reason, so I may not have Lupus. But considering my symptoms, there is a good chance that I do have it.

My doctor's office is seeing me tomorrow morning for follow up.

I feel a ray of hope shining in. Maybe I will finally know what's been wrong with me for so long.


  1. I hope all goes well for you at the doctor's. There's nothing worse than not knowing.

  2. Let me guess: they wanted more tests.

    I hope you don't have Lupus. It's a horrible disease.

  3. I was told that my titer was "unexpectedly high". I didn't ask for more details at the time, as I couldn't remember how exactly to interpret the results.

    I do know that my symptoms don't fit the profile for lupus neatly, but at this point, I really can't afford to leave any stone unturned.

  4. Titers results:


    speckled and homogenous