confusing test results....03/21/2012 11:03:25
Okay, this has been a very surprising couple of months. I was diagnosised with fibro over ten years ago, so I have a tendency to ignore most of my pain. So, about two months ago I hurt so bad I could not move! The pain was everywhere. I thought it was my back so I went to a chiro and he worked on me for about a week and said I needed to see my primary doc because I had so much nerve pain/tension that he could not adjust me correctly. My GP, I think, thought I was crazy at first. I was in so much pain I burst into tears and very nicely explained I did not want to be drugged, I wanted the pain to stop. He gave me the normal cocktail of mobic, neurontin, then added effexor about two weeks later, because the pain was still there. He finally decided to do a crp, "just to check".
Well my crp was 18.9, he ran it three times, because he was so stunned(this is three weeks after the mobic).
He got me into a Rheumatologist in less than two weeks!
Okay so here is the thing...
I have mild JSN in my feet, (my feet feel like the bones are breaking at times)
I have the hand/feet swelling and stiffness in the a.m.
My crp is back to norm, sed rate fine too.
+ANA, speckled and homogeneous, titer 1:1280
anti-dna was weakly positive.
RF-inova 6.8(greater than 6 is positive with this test, it test the IgM value-i think:-)
my ccp was negative
my dna was negative 1:10
ENA was negative for everything
hepatic, renal and cbc was all within normal.
I have another week before I see the Rheumatologist, My GP is leaning more to lupus, but he will not give me the word, he said that was why he refered me, lol!
Oh my doctor is really great, he personally called the Rheum for me so that I would have the best one in our town and got her to see me at 7:45 in the morning!
Please, If anyone has any input I would appreciate it!
there is no one in my family that has lupus or RA. no one has any auto-immune diseases at all, and I have a large family, I have over 20 first cousins!
Thank you in advance for your input!
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