A piece to the puzzle.. Update

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A piece to the puzzle.. Update

Postby kzabethski » Fri Nov 22, 2013 2:14 pm

Hello all... Thank you again for the support you've showed me. I've had my MRI and today I went in for those and blood work results. My MRI of Brain and eyes was totally normal. My blood work was fine except for one thing, i showed positive for the lupus marker. DNA double strand. So I'm now to see a rheumatologist which my insurance is giving me a hard time about, but until I get to one and have more tests I won't have MS ruled out or a difinitive diagnosis of lupus. So still hanging in the air but at least a step closer.
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Re: A piece to the puzzle.. Update

Postby jimmylegs » Fri Nov 22, 2013 4:07 pm

glad your brain mri was normal - what blood tests altogether, besides the lupus marker?
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Re: A piece to the puzzle.. Update

Postby kzabethski » Sat Nov 23, 2013 8:03 pm

I had a ton of tests done, my ANA & the DNA double strand(17)were both positive. The rest of my blood work looked ok.
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Re: A piece to the puzzle.. Update

Postby jimmylegs » Sat Nov 23, 2013 8:56 pm

i'm interested in the nutrient tests they said looked 'okay'.

here's an example of what can go wrong with the interpretation of a 'normal' result:
undiagnosed-f54/topic23800.html#p218449

and here is why it goes wrong:

Status of nutrition education in medical schools
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/article ... rt=classic
"On average, students received 23.9 contact hours of nutrition instruction during medical school (range: 2–70 h)."
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Re: A piece to the puzzle.. Update

Postby kzabethski » Sun Nov 24, 2013 10:33 am

I can give you numbers if you tell me what you want me to look at. I got a copy for myself along with my MRI. I noticed a bold (L) next to a few things, one being neutrophils.
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Re: A piece to the puzzle.. Update

Postby jimmylegs » Sun Nov 24, 2013 11:04 am

sounds good, I am interested in any vitamin or mineral levels they may have tested. typically there would be some gaps in the testing performed, as well as potential misinterpretation of results.
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