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I am 13 weeks pregnant with a bad cold. Can I take HomeoFlu Globule (anas barbariae hepatis et cordis extractum 200ch)? I also take Lamictal.
Sure you can, 'cuz..: ...it's a homeopathic "remedy." It does nothing. Some crucial drug wisdom: If it has no potential SIDE effects, likely it has no EFFECTS either. You're buying very expensive water. Think critically. Knowledge is power. Arm yourself. Homeopathy was invented 215 yr ago before scientific medicine. It was ineffective then & nothing has changed. If you're not a skeptic these days, then you're a sucker. ...Read more
Autoimmune screen: A blood test. A positive ANA test indicates that your immune system has launched a misdirected attack on your own tissue — in other words, an autoimmune reaction. This may indicate lupus, rheumatoid arthritis or scleroderma. Some people have positive ANA tests even when they're healthy, so further confirmatory tests are needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nothing vs. smth: First off, not sure why it was done. You must understand that in medicine it is not right to chase a positive test only. There may be symptoms also suggestive of a disease. Inflammatory markers are an important sign that, if absent, render the ANA test less valuable. If borderline + and symptoms are present, it may be warranted to have it repeated in a 2-3 months. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: About 15% of Sjogrens will have negative autoantibody testing. ...Read more
Antinuclear Antibody: An "ana" is a blood test used to screen a person for the possibility of several autoimmune diseases. It is important to remember that this is a screening test and a positive result only indicates more testing may be warranted. No blood test is perfect, and getting to a diagnosis is usually much more complex than drawing blood and looking at a number on the results report. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends: The ANA is a screening test for lupus. However, it is very nonspecific and can be positive in numerous other conditions and even present in people without any disease. In addition, the speckled pattern is not very specific for any one disease. The ANA results should always be evaluated in context with the clinical symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
May be: One test result in isolation is not suffucient to provide a meaningful opinion. At 1:640 the ANA is in the positive territory and deserves follow-up. All lab results need to be evaluated in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the test is usually in the best position to do that. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Negative: The normal result for ANA test should be negative. However, low level positive results are common among older people without any disease. Any lab result needs to be evaluated in the total clinical context, a positive ANA test, by itself, is not diagnostic of any disease. ANA test is positive in lupus and other auto-immune diseases. ...Read more
I'm too lazy to eat and i just get really uncontrollably guilty and i don't want to have ANA again. What should I do?
Depressed?: You might want to get a psychological evaluation. If your guilt is uncontrollable you could use some help in understanding it. There is rational and irrational guilt, it's important that you distinguish what you are feeling. Not sure about the specifics of your ana, but it is important that you are taking care of yourself and eating the right things. Best wishes and good luck. ...Read more
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