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... In my early 20s, after suffering from achy joints, and recieving a postive RF test, I was sent to see a rheumatologist. I was followed every 6 months for a couple of years but nothing seemed to develop further. In my late 20's I began to have swelling and pain in my wrists. ... (7 replies)
... My Rheumatologist is also suspecting that I may have RA although mine would me diagnosed as SeroNegative Rheumatoid Arthritis because I have a negative RA Factor. My mother and both of my sister's also have RA. My mother did have a positive Factor but both my sister's had a negative factor. ... (2 replies)
Could this be RA?
Nov 20, 2013
... Im not sure if anyone can help but I have a long wait for the specialist and thought I would ask. ... (20 replies)

... HI Skoozey...I'm Jenny and one of those people who after years and years of OA, developed Ra and then Sjogrens. It was a prolonged period of "development" so I understand your frustration. ... (3 replies)
... Actually, the low RBC and high WBC do mean something and are more significant than the positive RF. Both do happen with RA as does fatigue and low grade fevers. But with a normal ESR and CRP, that is strange but until you have all of them together, you don't have an RA pattern. ... (9 replies)
... I was curious and goggled Palindromic arthritis and I still don't quite understand, what's the difference between that and RA? ... (12 replies)
... I'm still trying to figure out what is wrong with my joints, etc. It's been a long ride. ... (2 replies)
Please Help
Aug 27, 2007
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Please Help
Aug 19, 2007
... I have an appointment with a rheumatologist on the 28th. I had a whole bunch of bloodwork done at my internist's. ... (11 replies)
... A GP can run some general tests, but only a rheumatologist can diagnose lupus or RA or some other connective tissue disease definitively. My GP told me that I had ANA negative lupus and had me completely freaked out. The rheumatologist ran more blood tests than I care to remember and ruled lupus out completely. ... (3 replies)
... You only need to have 4 of the criteria. You can still have RA without a positive RF. I definitely have RA. ... (27 replies)
... Im not sure if anyone can help but I have a long wait for the specialist and thought I would ask. ... (0 replies)
... about nerve conduction studies. She said she really didn't think it was auto immune, but some symptoms could suggest an autoimmune disease she ordered a complete RA and Lupus panel without RF and ANA. I guess she committed those because they were negative in March. ... (3 replies)
SED rate
Oct 29, 2011
... blood cells settle in a tube of blood...erythrocyte sedimentation rate. It has traditionally been a measure of inflammation somewhere in the body but even stress can make it go up to 20 and even higher. ... (3 replies)
... I'm curious to get some opinions from anyone who can give me any insight regarding these tests and what it could indicate. ... (9 replies)
... Your rheumy was right in his assessment of what might happen in the future. But one thing was lacking in his prognosis...that RA doesn't always start in the joints. Mine started in my brain. ... (4 replies)


Associated Tags: auto immune disease, autoimmune dieases, rheumatoid arthritis (ra)

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