I had stated previously that my RF was elevated again. I saw the doctor (rheumy) on Tues, he said that he still believes that most of my problems are from my fibromyalgia and my degerative arthritis in my knees. I really didn't even get a chance to tell him what was going on. He just made that assumption and didn't even see the lab work. The doctor (PCP) did send it to him before I left and he sent me for more blood work that the PCP didn't do. He did also do x-rays of hands and feet. He will see me in three weeks. I really have to make a plan so that I get a chance to speak my mind. Oh, he did give me a shot of cortizone in one knee to see if that helped. (it did)
I am just concerned because I have been reading about RA and I have a lot of the symptoms. The feet problems, bunions and plantar fascitis and bursitis, and I have baker's cysts behind my knees. I don't know it just all scares me. I am always tired and I have all of the fibermyalgia pain. Well I will let everyone know what happens in 3 weeks. But, if anyone has any suggestions of how to handle the doctor or what to ask, I am more than willing to listen.
Thanks ~ Bella