• over 1 year ago

    Positive ANA, White Blood Cell Count, Lupus?

    Hi, I'm a 22 year old female college student. I'm the anxious type so I was wondering if someone could give me some info. So, I've been through a few blood tests and there are a few different things that I'm concerned about.

    For one, my Antinuclear Antibody came back as positive, and that by itself isn't a huge deal. It's just that, on top of a positive ANA, my white blood cell count is slightly risen above average.

    I don't have an exact number, but that's what my doctor told me. My WBC also isn't actively getting higher, it's just staying in place slightly above the average WBC.

    I've also been experiencing a few physical symptoms such as scalp hair loss, fatigue, headaches, heart palpitations, random throat ulcers that only last a day and I'm cold ALL the time. I literally carry a blanket around with me to my college classes because I get so cold.

    I don't know if any of those symptoms are really related to Lupus but I was wondering if anyone knew an Autoimmune Disease that it could be related to, considering the white blood cell count and the ANA. Thank you!