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  1. Thread: ANCA range?

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    The ratio has to do with titers...concentration...

    The ratio has to do with titers...concentration levels.. You are 1:80...I am 1:640 for p anca right no w..which explains why I am wiped out
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    It was a good one!

    It was a good one!
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    So how is your year going?

    So how is your year going?
  4. Thread: working with wg

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    I teach high school. I know someone else who does...

    I teach high school. I know someone else who does too. Sometimes I just need to lie down by 6 PM for the night. I've given everything.
  5. Thread: Hair Loss

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    When I started MT I was put in folic acid. I am...

    When I started MT I was put in folic acid. I am still losing a lot though. I am anxious...
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    My rheumy does. I get them monthly. They need...

    My rheumy does. I get them monthly. They need those labs. They caught my Prednisone induced diabetes through the labs.
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    Crp, hs

    Thanks everyone for replying. It is a comfort. It is 69.8 CRP h.s. My SED rate was 36, which was high for me. My local general practitioner didn't have any slots open, so I went to another doctor....
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    Highest CRP rate?

    What has been your highest CRP hs rate?
    I am a bit freaked by my 69.8. I am sick with a relentless cough.
    Is our inflammation usually that high?
    thanks for helping.
    Barb
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    Go to Cedars Sinai.

    Go to Cedars Sinai.
  10. Thread: Flu vaccines

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    Not exactly....

    This flu, however, did not attack the weak and malnourished. This flu killed the strongest. This flu worked best on those with strong immune systems---at least in the second wave. It also devastated...
  11. Thread: Flu vaccines

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    I got my shot today....no issues at all. I would...

    I got my shot today....no issues at all. I would hate to get the flu with my repressed immune system.
  12. Thread: Flu vaccines

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    Goodness gracious! Know your history! The flu of...

    Goodness gracious! Know your history! The flu of 1918-19 was one of the world's
    worst natural disasters. Its death toll was worse than WWI. It worked on immune systems
    such that they were...
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    Hi Steve, I am down near Death Valley. Sorry...

    Hi Steve,
    I am down near Death Valley. Sorry for that scare. I just had one myself. My mammo came up with
    a tumor. So did the compression mammogram. Waited for Anthem to approve an MRI, but it...
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    I just went to my local doctor and she put me on...

    I just went to my local doctor and she put me on Metformin. We'll see if it helps.
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    My glucose is ridiculous. ...365 tonight. My...

    My glucose is ridiculous. ...365 tonight. My rheumy took me off steroids but my insulin has NOT
    normalized. My appt isnt until Oct 13. I cut bread ...eat cottage cheese, salads,fish. I haven't had...
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    Yes I teach high school. It can be done...at...

    Yes I teach high school. It can be done...at least so far.
    I am in California.
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    Is one C - anca and the other P-anca?

    Is one C - anca and the other P-anca?
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    You have enough of the criteria for a dx. The...

    You have enough of the criteria for a dx. The positive c or p anca test let's them know your wife has a serious immuno disease. The Rituxan will provide relief.
  19. Thread: Funky Mammogram

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    Funky Mammogram

    I had a strange experience today. I got a call back on my mammogram from last week. So today I came back for compression mammograms for BOTH breasts. I had compressions on both, and my right breast...
  20. Thread: Mayo Clinic

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    I went in April there. All you do is call and...

    I went in April there. All you do is call and they hook you into the team of experts.
  21. Thread: Stupid question

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    Oh yeah...any time sweats

    Oh yeah...any time sweats
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    elbow nodules

    Interesting discussion. I think the nodules are indicative of RA but can be indicative of other inflammatory diseases and vasculitis. I do see it listed as a symptom of Churg-Strauss and GPA. Maybe...
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    New albums posted

    Since Jaypfei took the initiative and posted pics to share, I created a number of albums as well. These are tough to look at but could help someone in medical need who might be experiencing the same...
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    Immunosuppressed and the beach

    Okay, do you go swimming at the beach? I'm just not sure if this is something you do because the water can be polluted. What do you think?
    Thanks,
    Barb
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    I have had ulcers on my ankle, leg, and finger;...

    I have had ulcers on my ankle, leg, and finger; all took a bit over six weeks to heal. I had to check in with nurses and physicians to make sure they were healing. It is frightening to watch the...
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