Follow Up With Rheumy Today
Posted 18 October 2007 - 02:45 PM
I had my follow up with the rheumatologist today, seems as though the Raynuads isn't primary after all, the ANA test was positive. I sure wasn't expecting that! I was so shocked that I forgot to ask for a copy of the lab, I am going to call tomorrow and see if I can get a copy. She added another medication, I can't recall the name, it's to help with Raynauds along with the Norvasc and she is putting me on Prilosec twice a day for the gastritis. She said not to worry (trying not to!!), the levels aren't outrageous but we are going to monitor it more closely. I go back in February for another ANA test.
I was just wondering, how often is the ANA usually checked? How does this/can this affect trying to concieve?
Warm wishes to all
Posted 18 October 2007 - 11:49 PM
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Posted 19 October 2007 - 04:45 AM
Posted 19 October 2007 - 07:36 AM
Sheryl's right... should you get pregnant before February, you'll want to make sure you aren't taking anything that could create problems... for you OR the baby.
Hope you get the message to your dr, if you haven't already.
Posted 19 October 2007 - 12:29 PM
Trouble is Rhuemys are so hard to schedule around (has anyone found that to be true?) Can't be seen by the new one until 11/26 or his partner 10/31. general practitioner was to call their office today to try and speed it up.
In the interim, I broke down and took a pain pill prescribed by he general practitioner after being up for a full 24 hours + last night/morning. WOW, pain was totally gone, but after four hours on ingestion, began to feel off balance and weird. Lasted until 3; pain is now back, so I took another at 5. So need sleep tonight.
It is what it is...........
Posted 19 October 2007 - 01:21 PM
Sorry to hear about your positive ANA. I'm been diagnosed for 7 years now and I think I've had about 5 ANA's. He did one every 6 months at first and then several years went by before he did another one earlier this year.
My rheumatologist puts just as much emphasis on symptoms as he does lab work.
Hang in there my friend!