ANA (Antinuclear Antibody) Test

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by lyncourt777, Mar 21, 2012.

  1. lyncourt777

    lyncourt777 Member

    I am wondering if anyone who has M.E/CFS has had high results on this test.

    Please tell me if you have.
  2. Mikie

    Mikie Moderator

    As to whether CFIDS/ME is an auto-immune illness. Even with illnesses which are, it can take forever to get a pos. ANA. We often have multiple illnesses, some immune and some auto-immune. I have CFIDS/ME, FMS and Sjogren's Syndrome. Still, my ANA is neg. My CRP, on the other hand showed high inflammation. It takes, on average 6 1/2 years to diagnose SS. These illnesses are notoriously difficult to diagnose.

    ANA's are not particularly dependable. It's just one test to help either diagnose or eliminate conditions.

    Love, Mikie
  3. Nanie46

    Nanie46 Moderator

    I do have a positive speckled ANA.

    I discovered that the root cause of my symptoms was chronic infections (Borrelia and Bartonella).

    With long term antibiotic treatment, my ANA has gone down significantly.