I received test results for the ANA as 1:8 and speckled. It does not rule anything out but does not provide a diagnosis either. They only want to repeat labs in 3 to 5 months. Apparently its that test to look for Lupus, RA, and any inflammatory diseases. Have any of you had these results? Should i push for more tests or wait It out?
I had lots of blood tests that showed nothing, finally got a diagnosis with an MRI scan that showed severe spinal stenosis in my neck and lower back. If you have not had a scan yet then I would ask for one, I had to ask them before I got it done, they didn't suggest it to me. X
Whatever trips your trigger, I surely do not mind, 😀
@A MySpondylitisTeam Member yep, you got it, have you tried the liqu gel advil? 2 before you try to get up, and 2 before you go to bed, should take that soreness and muscle cramps away. Nothing is serious enough for me to bother with, I have to deal with the gov, when they catch me, I avoid them like plague, but they have to run me down, 😆 I joke while the question me 😆 I run hard 14 hrs everyday, 2 years ago i couldn't get out of bed, ready to give up, depressed with spondy, but i got pissed, forced myself up, found out about advil, started walking, and back to work. I went from crying to laughing quick, thats been my life saver. I'm chipping away at 70, I am going to run as long as I can keep the truck on the road. I pass every physical every 2 years and drug screens every few months, no problem now. I watch stupid people on the road. Crazy wrecks, crazy drivers, its all hilarious stuff. I love hurricanes and tornados, floods, all of its FUN. I could care less what anyone thinks or does, I even get into a fight sometimes just to stay healthy, funny if I win. Funny if I lose, a good ass whopin is a great attitude adjuster. And the young uns are afraid to hit back 😆 hey. Thats how I roll, 😆 Happiness to you guys.
test? Had all of them, by the time halfway thru, i saw i wasted my money, didnt even want to see results anymore. The doctors throw everything at this to see if anything sticks on the wall. Its been around since the pyramids and still no cure, there is none. Pain will be with us, the only thing we can do is find ways to lessen it like exercise walking, anti inflammatories and Living life happily. Read the stories on here. You will see. We gotta get a sense of humor, we cant feel agony and laugh at stuff at the same time, we have a choice of which one to do. My self i laugh at anything. I stayed in Houstom waiting all day last sunday for the Hurricane in my motel room, the damn thing turned and went thru corpus, i was Very dissapointed, i love a good Hurricane to watch nature tear stuff up, its all life on lifes terms. Choose
I say seek out another rheumatologist if they aren’t looking at the whole picture. I had to move out of state, thank goodness because the new rheumatologist is the only reason I finally got a diagnosis. I had very similar blood test with negative test results. They need to look beyond the blood exam. Best wishes going forward. :-)