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Forum Name: Rheumatology Topics
|LAT37 - Fri Sep 18, 2009 8:05 pm|
I am a 33 year old female with a history of neurologic symptoms (Basilar Migraine, ataxia, anisocoria, numbness.) Lately, however, have had the following symptoms which seem to be unrelated:
Weight loss (from 126 to 110 in 6 weeks)
Shortness of breath (severe)
Raynaud's Syndrome (rarely, but always in the toes.)
Recent bloodwork showed the following:
ANA Positive, 1:40, speckled, RH neg, Sed rate: 2.
Is this worth pursuing as a possibility of an auto-immune related disorder? I would very much appreciate any advice you could give on this matter. Thanks so much.
|Tom Plamondon PA-C - Sun Sep 20, 2009 9:21 pm|
Systemic sclerosis can cause problems with swallowing, weight loss, respiratory difficulties and Raynaud's.
So yes, it is worth a more in depth evaluation including antibody testing through the rheumatologist.
|LAT37 - Mon Sep 21, 2009 1:04 pm|
Thanks so much for the reply. My GP stated that 1:40 is not significant, which I understand is usual, but in the face of the other symptoms I'll follow up with a rheumatologist.
|LAT37 - Fri Oct 23, 2009 10:23 am|
Rheumatologist found a high positive for Sjogrens.
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