my wife tested 48 CRP with RAF 10….is it RA

Just the last week I was aghast to know when the physician who was treating my wife for low fever and swollen legs which he was initially taking it as an off shoot in sugar level, informed that it is RA. Though RAF was 10 and CRP two weeks earlier was 26 and then last week it shot up 48.

Since then I have not rested and searched all possible corners to get the info and the possible help. It’s a delight to find a one at your site.

What I have found in my research is that crp gets shoot up even when the sugar level is high which 218 so in her case.

After the mepodrem inj the swelling has gone and she was feeling better until she was put on sulphasalazine which made her condition worse than the flare. She has taken the pill only seven days and has lost 9 kgs as a consequence of loss of appetite …and that too I’m told that the pill will continue for a couple of years…it sounds dreadful….

I have been searching for other alternative therapy. I have put her on a mix of ginger powder Withania and turmeric from last three days…..will share the results.

Since it is something came out of blue and caught me unaware i was shaken and have yet to overcome the trauma…I would solicit your suggestion and support and guidance. Thanks friends.

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  • Jenn Lebowitz
    4 years ago

    Hi,

    Thank you so much for sharing your story. We are so sorry to hear about your wife’s recent diagnosis. While the diagnosis process can be challenging (http://rheumatoidarthritis.net/living/getting-definitive-diagnosis-can-frustrating-process/) she is lucky to have such a caring and proactive partner. We are glad you found us and reached out.

    While you may get feedback from the community here, we thought you also might like to know we offer forums for discussion on topics such as those you mentioned, including treatment, alternative therapy, coping & support, and even a section for caregivers. The forums can be accessed here: http://rheumatoidarthritis.net/forums/ if you wish to use them.

    In addition to treatment from your physician, I thought you might find this page useful since you asked about alternative therapies: http://rheumatoidarthritis.net/alternatives-therapies/.

    I hope this proves useful. Please do feel free to keep us posted on how you and your wife are doing.

    Wishing you both our best.

    Warmly,

    Jenn (Community Manager, RheumatoidArthritis.net)

  • 2107w0k author
    4 years ago

    thanks jenn..
    sure i will join the the suggested links provided by u.
    thanks for your caring words that was nice to hear the encouraging advice.
    thanks dear.

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