... nd legs. I also had a fever. My labs for rheumatoid factor was negative. Some of my other labs were elevated but rheumatoid factor was neg. I was diagnosed with seronegative rheumatoid arthritis. You can still have RA with neg. numbers. ... (4 replies)
... So, back to topic....is Seronegative Arthritis similar to Ro Lupus? ... (14 replies)
... but not enough. He's hopeful when I see him again...after the colonoscopy he will have a diagnosis for me and we can proceed with treatment. He mentioned maybe seronegative arthritis. I've never heard of it before. Does anyone here have it? ... (14 replies)
... I was diagnosed with Seronegative arthritis 14 months ago. This past July I started getting numbness in my chest which has now spread to everywhere but from my knees to my feet and my arms and hands. ... (2 replies)
... only 25! After running blood tests and taking synovial fluid, I was told that some of the tests lean towards Lupus, but until it's for sure, they're calling it seronegative arthritis since my Rheumatoid Factor was negative. I'm being seen by the VA Hospital and am having trouble with finding a diagnosis. ... (1 replies)
... g I have just found all this out and I still have to go to my follow up appt with the rheum. does anyone have suggestions on good questions to ask him regarding seronegative arthritis? ... (1 replies)
... Hello Jenny..
How are you doing today? I hope you're having a good day today. I think I'm in for busy week so I'm trying to get caught up with paying bills and laundry..fun stuff like that today. It's a rainy one here today but it's 50* so our snow is melting which is a good thing.
I have heard of the open MRI's and those that you sit in but I don't think they have... (14 replies)
... negative arthritis is more like rheumatoid than lupus. But it can turn into almost anything with time and observation. That is the key..observing. ... (14 replies)
... Hi Jenny,
Thank you so much for all the information. I feel like I'm starting to get a handle on this now. Is this considered an autoimmune condition?
Those medications do have a lot of horrible side effects. I can't imagine that one day I could lose my vision from medications. Well, since I haven't even started anything in the way or real treatment (my moderate pain... (14 replies)
... dyloarthropathies like Ankylosing Spondylitis. it is inflammatory but different from something like RA. and having both osteoarthritis along with an inflammatory arthritis is very common. I started with OA when I was in my later teens and only got RA 6 years ago. ... (14 replies)
... Hi Jenny and thank you for responding.
I feel like I am finally getting closer to a real diagnosis after all these years. I have no doubts about Fibro but I also know there's something more than that going on with the high SED rate and CRP. My new Rheumy is in Philadelphia at Jefferson Hosp. and he's very thorough. I hope I can get a proper dx before too much longer and... (14 replies)
... negative rheumatoid arthritis and I have it. ... (14 replies)
... I've had all the tests are you except for the MRI....never had one and I don't think I could tolerate it. I had enough trouble with the bone scan. I was fine with it until it got to my neck and then they had to do the rest like a chest x ray. I probably won't see my Rheumy until February so we'll see what he comes up with then. I just need some help soon.
Thank you for... (14 replies)
... My full diagnosis includes the "seronegative" part, for me it's the same as for those sero-positive. I laugh that it took more effort to prove I am really in pain- I've had MRA's, X-rays, full body scans etc. But I guess everybody goes through those lovely machines.
Luckily I'm not disabled and most of the people that are around me doesn't have to know I have such problems.... (14 replies)
... i also have seronegative polly athritis. ... (8 replies)
... I appreciate your reply very,very much. I only gave you part of my story because I wanted it to be a simple question about arthritis causing numbness. The numbness started out in my chest and moved down to just below my belly button. ... (2 replies)
... you may have. When I got started in the process of seeing Rheumatology earlier this year, they ran test after test, in order to rule out possible causes for the arthritis such as Lymes Disease, and Hepatits even. ... (8 replies)
... I'm very courious as to what she has to say about this condition. Seronegative Arthritis is a group of Arthritis's that do not raise the RH factor in your blood. ... (15 replies)
... TORS GUESSING WHAT IS WRONG! I asked him to refer me to Mayo. Long story short, I went to Mayo and they tested me for 5 days and finely told me I have a form of Seronegative Arthritis. Had I not gone to Mayo, I still would not know what was wrong. ... (15 replies)
... Thanks for your reply to my message - I'll definately take what you have mentioned into account. I have actually been taking a supplement that has choindroitin and glucosamine on it as well as other things (fish oils, vitamin E, Ginger, nettle leaf and Magnesium Stearate) and things seem to be looking up! I am taking some Difene every now and then, when I over-exert myself! I... (8 replies)