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i have an autoimmune condition but doctors can't diagnose which?

By Anonymous May 6, 2012 - 11:49am
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i m suffering from a low grade fever and fatigue since last 10 months. the only other symptom i have is weight loss of 3 kgs...n no matter how much i eat i cant gain it back.now its 44 kg,used to be 47.i dont have any joint pain.i hav been admitted for a couple of weeks,been given multiple antibiotics,have been investigated throughly incl. a CT scan abdomen N a Brain MRI to rule out lymphoma.the only test which has come positive in all my blood workup is ANA. sometimes its positive ,sometimes it becomes negative.the other antibody tests for SLE came negative.i hav seen 5 different doctors for my problem but nobody has been able to diagnose me yet.they prescribed me steroids but i didnt take them fearing their complications.i just want to know which autoimmune condition i have.

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thanks rosa for the response.nops there is no family history of any autoimmune disorder in my family.

May 8, 2012 - 9:18am

Hi Anon, 

I'm sorry to hear about your roller coaster ride. It can be very, very frustrating not to know what is going on in your body. Sadly, many autoimmune disorders can be difficult to diagnose. A positive ANA antibody means that your body has launched an attack against your own cells, suggesting that you may have an autoimmune condition. Do you have a family history of either lupus, rheumatoid arthritis or scleroderma? 

Be patient and don't give up on finding the cause, even if it means having to see multiple doctors. 

Best Wishes,


May 6, 2012 - 12:53pm
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