Hi I’m Jo and I just found this site. I’m going to sound pretty frustrated in this first post, but won’t be as whiny later: oh I hope not! So two weeks ago I got lab test results. Not from my doctor but the lab itself. I saw some weird things, and am still waiting for andoctor to call me, although today I was referred to a rheumatologist. The office won’t call me back to schedule an appt and I can’t reach them. Anyway, one test is for the RF factor. At my lab, it says a strong positive is >59. My result was >250. What? Is it possible it can be that high? Then the CCP antibody test, the high range is at 39. Mine was 63. So I understand both these reflect on a strong chance I have RA. A doctor I don’t see told me that. But my primary and pulmonologist haven’t called. I’ve been having pretty bad pain in both times. They feel sworn in the knuckles (don’t look like it though) and the knuckles on hands and a couple fingers get red.
Ok. I know there’s a large chance I have it, but when am I going to get the help of a doctor? I am so tired. All. The. Time. And all this is making it so much worse. Not one thing makes cry now: Everything does! Ok, I’ll stop whining. I don’t know what I’m asking, just for a little info and support I guess. Thanks for listening!