• 2 months ago

    RA diagnosis pending

    Hello everyone, I am a 55 yr old mom of 4. I have been having health issues for some time now. i finally had a doctor run tests while I was hospitalized for a different issue. unfortunately even thought the ANA panel was postive, sed rate elevated, etc, nothing was done. I spoke with my regular doc today and he says someone at the hospital must have dropped the ball and is referring me to a Rheumatologist. I have pain in the joints in my ankles, knees, hips and shoulders. I have unexplained itch, allover, sun sensitivity, brain fog, fatigue, etc.

    Here are some of my results do they look like RA?

    ANA Positive
    Reference range: Negative
    Value: >1:640
    Reference range: Neg:1:640
    Reference range: Neg:63
    Reference range: 42 to 62
    Unit: U/mL


    folate 6.20 low
    rbc 3.77 low
    hgb 10.2 low
    hct 32.6% low
    GFR 84mL low
    GFR BL 98mL low
    calcium 8.4 mg/dl low

    Thanks Stormfyre

Responses

  • 2 months ago

    RE: RA diagnosis pending

    You can have RA without all the indicators as I do. Suggest you go to Rheumatologist. They can do sonogram and physical exams to make official. Do not wait only gets worse if untreated. Even joint damage.
      • 2 months ago
        I have a appointment with a rheumatologist for the 18th . Thanks, I developed a itchy rash on my legs arms, and face last night. Didn't last a long time but itchy oh man.
        Stormfyre
  • 1 month ago

    RE: RA diagnosis pending

    I have been fighting RA for. About 10 years, usually inflammation of the joints is one Of the first things to happen but not always! You said that you have itching , do you also have redness on your face? You might want to look up symptoms of lupus! Just a thought! I hope you feel better soon!
      • 1 month ago
        my journey is much more complicated. My newest tests say no RA or Lupus, checking for Crohns, Colitisis, and other stuff. One test i had was high sensitivity crp, normal value is <0.6 high is >4.94 mine is 22.98 so the tests says to look for an acute inflammatory disease.. so now what, i have no idea where the doc will go from here , just had a EGD, and colonsocopy. thanks
      • 14 days ago
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  • 29 days ago

    RE: RA diagnosis pending

    This is a most stressful time. Trust your rheumatologist but you should get some support from this site: https://www.dragon-claw.org
  • 24 days ago

    RE: RA diagnosis pending

    I too tested positive through a free clinic years ago, and they refused to inform me or treat me for this disease. I have had 2 other doctors who refused to treat me, saying that I didnt have it to finally 6 years later find an RA Doctor who saw all of this and began treatment.
  • 14 days ago

    RE: RA diagnosis pending

    Hi, sorry to hear this...been there for sure. Did they test your CRP's or C-Reactive Protein levels, another inflammatory indicator? Is your itchiness a rash. There are so many types of arthritis & if skins involved it's often PSA. Email me at an address that I don't normally use & I can send you info on a nutrigenomic that reduces cellular inflammation, its not a typical supplement, it activates a gene pathway in your body & normalizes your cell expression etc. Best natural thing ever for reducing production of inflammation. colrobaway@hotmail.com