A 28-year-old female asked:
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ana 1:640x10yrs, other labs neg. flares of rashes, fatigue, arthralgia, myalgia, dizziness.crp & sed normal during flares!tx: plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) & low doses pred prn. dx?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Atypical lupus?: No one knows what lupus really is, and your situation is not uncommon. Many folks like you never get a diagnosis. The empirical treatment you are receiving now seems appropriate to this non-rheumatologist. Good luck.
Answered on Sep 8, 2012
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Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience Rheumatology
Fibromyalgia : This all could be related to your fibromyalgia. The positive ANA could due to something else. Most people with a positive ANA do not have lupus or any other inflammatory joint disease.
Answered on Apr 7, 2020
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Strongly agree. I suspect there is underlying fibromyalgia.
Jan 3, 2013

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