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  1. bump my labs are confusing, at least I don't have lupus? c3c 70 (90-100) c4c 11 (16-47)ch50 36 (31-60) IMMUNOGLOBULINSigA 188 81-463igG 1076 694-1618igM 174 48-271 CYCLIC CITRULLINATED PEPTIDE (CCP) AB (IGG)<16ReferenceRange Negative: <20 WeakPositive: 20-39 ModeratePositive: 40-59 StrongPositive: >59ANA negativeRA Factor <14 <14=negativeCRP .3 <8.0
  2. thanks all! another quick question, are you charged for each TTT? it sounds like its common to get multiple tests and i have to pay 300 dollars each time AND my deductible is high......if i am going to have to pay this much, the ttt better be 10 minutes!! yeah see thinking about this drives me crazy. my heart rate was going up right as the ended the test? okay!
  3. what other tests would they do for small fiber other than qsart? does anyone here have small fiber but passed the qsart?
  4. fwiw they do not do this in jacksonville
  5. that's crazy about your feet! i think i have somehting much milder in my arms my feet were freezing before the test. they had to spend a few minutes warming them up first.
  6. Right but who has had a FIVE MINUTE TTT?
  7. ANOTHER QUESTION while im at it, my hand started cramping up really badly from the BP cuff going on and off, is that normal? it's happened at home too...
  8. this sounds ideal i cant imagine just testing at the start, 5, then 10 minute mark. that's goofy
  9. Thanks everyone. I feel better knowing that the 5 minute testing is uncommon and that many of you had to repeat the test! I had no idea there was so much variation in testing, jeeze yes 32 beats at the 5 minute mark (who knows what it would've been at 6..7..etc) then they lowered me back down, saying it was over. there was no reason to quit, it's like they didn't administer the test properly. the report says "heart rate response was appropriate". what?
  10. i also drank water an hr or 2 before the test
  11. Hello All, I need some advice. I took off work to go to the Mayo Clinic at Jacksonville Fl for a POTs diagnosis. I should've paid more attention, but I mean, it's Mayo clinic! Anyways, my blood pressure was elevated for me..due to stress (i drank a lot of caffeine the day before too) and I was walking around quite a bit.. I could tell it was elevated because I felt a lot more *alert* than usual. They administered the TTT but it was only for 5 minutes. So 2 days later, after I'm already home, they call and say the test should've been administered for 10 minutes. My hr only went from 76 to 108 which apparently is normal. I cannot take off work again so I will not be able to go back QUESTIONS: Would a 10 minute TTT make a big difference? Would it be okay to get the test locally by a cardiologist or should I push to find a neuro ttt? Does anyone know of a good dr in the Atlanta area? Do you think Mayo will charge me if they messed up on the test? I don't particularly care because I'm sure insurance will cover it, but I'm curious Thanks!!
  12. my hands say you! this would take me awhile to google, ow
  13. complex regional pain syndrome
  14. hello, so ive had a rheum and a neuro suggest i have small fiber neuropathy (without running any tests) and a pt who believed i have crps what would be the difference between the two? could sfn be the result of crps? thanks!
  15. my neuro tested my hr/bp supine and standing 2 minutes after i had walked in from the waiting room and he said it was normal. don't i have to be lying down for a bit? i have eds and ive fainted before so there's really no questioning my dysautonomia but i was just curious... for anyone with neuropathy, i learned this..its interesting: http://dujs.dartmouth.edu/news/why-do-our-fingers-get-pruney#.UrIUOuIueZo "In the 1930s, however, researchers realized that patients with fingertip nerve damage failed to experience the same pruney effects (1). It has since become apparent that the wrinkling of skin associated with exposure to water is due in larger part to the function of the nervous system than to osmosis (2)." I just soaked in a scorching bath for 20 minutes and they barely wrinkled, great
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