I'm 49 years old female and just found out that my rheumatoid factor, quant is 88 with the norm being under 30. I am recovering from rotator cuff surgery, post op almost one year. My Ortho could not figure out the reason why I was not getting any better so ordered an arthritic blood test. He referred me to a rheumatologist and I'm awaiting an appointment. Additionally, I have what I thought was a sprained ankle, IBS, high cholesterol, blood pressure, and I've noticed my vision is greatly reduced. I'm freaking out!! Does this test really mean I have RA? Please help!! I'm in tears.
Right now, what RA tips would most be helpful for you?