Do I have RA or don’t I?
I’ll try to make this short. This is my fourth Rheumatologist I visited this week. The first 3 absolutely confirmed a definitive diagnosis for RA. The first doctor was a few years back, the second a year ago determined with blood tests where my CPP was 250. The third doctor did the x rays of my hands. ALL THREE confirmed this plus all my symptoms coincide with RA. Because I refuse any medications, I wanted to try one more doctor. Lo and behold my CPP comes back a 9 and he says I don’t have RA.
Is it RA or not?
Excuse me? My fingers and hands are like knives going in them... my wrists neck shoulders hips walking sitting standing and everything else is very painful. I’ve had numerous injections, surgical nodules removed from finger joints and this is what I end up with? I just don’t know what to do! Thank God I never started any DMARDS just in case but I sure as hell have all symptoms as the first three said so. What throws him off is I have no swelling and my RF is negative. Huh? Need advice before I lose my mind. I do hear you may have to get through 20 doctors before one can find out. Depressed from pain of an unknown source...
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