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#1 Kathy D

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Posted 20 July 2009 - 11:23 AM

Saw a Sclero Specialist last week, all the tests except scl-70 are back (how convenient).

ANA is now 1:640 Speckled (2 previous tests were 1:160 Homogeneous) Hmmmmmm

CRP is now elevated, previously high normal

Anti-CCP is now normal, previously elevated

AST slightly elevated


What a crazy disease :)

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Diffuse Scleroderma Diagnosed March 2009

#2 Jeannie McClelland

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Posted 20 July 2009 - 11:31 AM

Yeah, but it sure keeps things from becoming boring! :lol:

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#3 Shelley Ensz

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Posted 21 July 2009 - 12:42 PM

Hi Kathy,

And when do you get the Scl-70 results?
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#4 Kathy D

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Posted 22 July 2009 - 05:46 AM

Received the call this morning from the doctor, how nice to hear from him personally :)

Scl-70 is 111, or high, normal is <20

My first Scl-70 at a different lab had different ranges, it was high at 8, normal <1, wonder what the difference is, it would be nice to compare apples to apples.

He also mentioned that my ANA had 2 patterns, speckled and nucleolar though the nurse originally told me speckled only, he said they ran it twice.

Starting Metho in a few weeks, hope it helps.


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Diffuse Scleroderma Diagnosed March 2009

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Posted 22 July 2009 - 05:25 PM

Hi there,

Thanks for posting your results. I was told recently that having labs done at the same place really helps the doctors compare results as time goes on.

What kind of Methotrexate have you decided to take, the injection or pill?

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#6 Kathy D

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Posted 23 July 2009 - 03:06 PM

Hi Westcoast,

I was giving methotrexate pills, hope they work :)
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Posted 24 July 2009 - 12:42 PM

Hi kathy,

I just wanted to say that my blood work is speckled and nucleolar also. My ana is 1:1280. As of last July I was Scl-70 negative.

I have tried the Methotrexate and did not have any results from it. I have heard about a lot of people it has helped. I hope you do well on it.

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