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Tony’s Diagnosis

Following a sudden onset, disabling rib and back caused by a bacterial infection I started having severe wrist pain in my right wrist. Followed by the left wrist then both ankles. This happened in March of 2015. Rf CCP ESR were negative so I could not get in to a rheumatologist for 6 months. My primary doctor had an MRI done of wrist. It showed synovitis in all carpal joints. I was in to rheumatologist in 2 weeks. First diagnosis June 2015 was poly arthritis. In July of 2016 it was changed to seronegative rheumatoid arthritis of multiple joints.

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  • Erin Rush moderator
    1 year ago

    Hi Tony! I am sorry it took you awhile to get the proper diagnosis! We do have a number of members living with seronegative rheumatoid arthritis. Here is some more information on seronegative ra that you may find interesting —

    Thank you for sharing and I hope you have a good treatment plan that offers you some relief from your symptoms.

    Best, Erin, Team Member.

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