I am reading and preparing for my Dermatology appt this afternoon. I need to discuss the steroids course with him, my dosage of MMF (currently 500mg x 2 a day), how long this will take to kick in, my holiday to Italy and hopefully a course of low dosage steroids to help me through this, the syrinx cyst found on my spine, etc etc.
Anyway, looking back through my last few letters from specialists and my ANA was recorded as 1 in 80. This would have been when I was on hydroxy 2 x 200mg and steroids (starting at 20mg per day and tapering off over 5 weeks).
Can anyone explain what 1 in 80 means? When I first got diagnosed I was just told I was positive - no titres given by that lab (which annoyed me hugely as it was suspected I had lupus, so a titre would have been useful at this point. And since then I have been told it is negative - I think hence my Rheumy reluctance to treat my symptoms, on my word and not bloods.
Can anyone explain?