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Aways have HIGH ANA but feel perfectly healthy...what to do???

By Anonymous November 10, 2012 - 10:24am
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48 year old active working female of European origin with high ANA. Physically I feel fabulous! But because of the high ANA the docs keep on referring me to docs for tests. One doc wanted me to take an experimental very expensive compound. My thought, "why would I want to put something in my body when I feel fabulous"? I already know I have Raynard's Syndrome and Rose sea. Both don't stop me from skiing and enjoying life. The only reason this is a problem to me is that I am stuck with my insurance and can not switch because the high ANA is considered a PRE-EXISTING condition. What do I do??? Plus, I know it is hereditary because my mom had Raynaud's and Rosesea too!

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Hi Anonymous,

I am not sure what your doctor is giving you but maybe you can provide us more information. You are concerned about treatment I am assuming so my second question is have you recieved a second opinion?


Thanks for any additional information so we may better assist you.


November 11, 2012 - 5:43am
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

From my general physician I was referred to a Internist who referred me to a Rheumatologist. This all happened a few years ago. All results came out inconclusive. Now my doctor still concerned has sent me to another Internist who wanted me to take Quinacrine 50mg daily to see if it would reduce my ANA. But he said he was just trying different things because I have no real markers pointing to anything. Plus, I feel fantastic! Work, exercise, socialize, and enjoy life. BUT can not ever change my insurance carrier because of the high ANA considered a Pre-existing condition. -Judi

November 11, 2012 - 8:03am
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