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ItsMyTurn
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My WB came back with band 23 (igm) reactive, now The ANA Screen IFA is positive. Also ANA Pattern shows Nucleolar and ANA Titer is 1:80H. What does all this mean. Oh yes, my TSH is 5.94. IS all this consistent with Lyme? Coinfection tests are still pending. Please help!
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Haley
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Many people with Lyme have a positive ANA. I'm not sure how high 1:80 is.
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My ANA is 1:640 and no rheumatologist cared that I was 1:80 long ago. My son is 1:80 now and as a pediatric patient it says further investigation warranted but as an adult is inconclusive of anything. His pediatric rheumatologist didn't worry about it all at 1:80.

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Fuel1212
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That TSH is pretty high, I would feel comfortable saying you are Hypothyroid.. I would look at your adrenals and thyroid a little more.


You should get the Free T3 and Free T4 numbers checked.

BTW - I was negative ANA

Feel free to PM me about thyroid and adrenal stuff

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I had a positive ANA early in Lyme treatment. It went back to normal with successful treatment.

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Thanks guys!! Can't wait to get to a doctor.
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