Review: 'Through the Shadowlands’ describes Julie Rehmeyer's ME/CFS Odyssey
I should note at the outset that this review is based on an audio version of the galleys and the epilogue from the finished work. Julie Rehmeyer sent me the final version as a PDF, but for some reason my text to voice software (Kurzweil) had issues with it. I understand that it is...
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Recommended autoantibody tests

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS Discussion' started by Kenny Banya, May 2, 2017.

  1. Kenny Banya

    Kenny Banya Senior Member

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    Can someone advise or direct me to which autoantibodies I should be getting a clinical lab to test for?
     
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  2. jpcv

    jpcv Senior Member

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    I thonk @Jonathan Edwards is the right person to answer this question... autoantibodies might show that you have some kind of autoimune response, but you don´t need them to diagnose ME and I think that there are no treatments based on what kind of autoantibodies you have.
    Maybe they can help in ruling out other diseases if you have some atypical clinical features.
    I have a ANA 1;160 but this information doesn´t help much.
     
  3. Kenny Banya

    Kenny Banya Senior Member

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    Thats the thing I'm wondering, since I only 'scrape in' on ME diagnosis (4 criteria 'met') but I don't seem to have anywhere near the supplementary issues that many others have.
    I think I am atypical ME, so to speak.
    The biggest issue I have is the symptom of post-exertional malaise - how can you identify PEM, if you're tired all the time anyway!!!!!
     
  4. Little Bluestem

    Little Bluestem All Good Things Must Come to an End

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    ME can be an "I don't know what it is, so I'll just call it ME" diagnosis. Make them do a through check for other possibilities. And no, I don't know what all tests that requires.
     

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