Just stopped by to say hello and I hope this finds you all as well as can be. :)
I am a young 57years old. ;) A brief history of my health: Brain Stem TIA 2003; Sjogrens' Syndrome diagnosis 2008; Confirmed diagnosis of AF (Atrial Fibrillation) 2009; Fibromyalgia diagnosed 2009; Asthma diagnosis 2010.
My Sjogren's was diagnosed due to history of symptoms but ANA was negative so I was told I was seronegative. I have never been completely convinced by this diagnosis and for the past couple of years, my main concerns have been my decline in my breathing, always breathless with no real explanation from GP. This isn't just a little, this affects my life considerably. I have also recently got over a long bout of bronchitis which was dreadful. Also suffered with 2 kidney infections, UTI and 2 sinus infections prior to the bronchitis.
Now, I have always been a very fit lady with swimming and cycling 3 times a week, until 4 years ago when my health started deteriorating. I am now very unfit and struggling because my poor body is complaining so much. :tired:
I had another ANA blood test recently (always been negative) carried out by an Immunologist, and on her letter to my GP she wrote the results as follows:
ANA 1/160 nucleolar (ie weak XVE)
Can anyone help me with that result as when I googled it, Scleroderma shows as the most likely/possible explanation.
My query is, has anyone here been given a diagnosis based on this blood result or do ANA results change, ie could I be negative, then a weak positive for something? There is Lupus on my fathers side.