Hi sf liv and welcome to the RA forum
Im not sure about your bloodworks.
When I was diagnosed it was through scans and x-rays that my Rheumy ordered.
Have you been referred to a Rheumy yet? I would push for that so that you can have the appropriate tests run to confirm a diagnosis. Most of the meds for RA are used for IBD, maybe you are taking meds already that may help (just guessing here ).
Hope someone comes along that knows more about bloodworks than I do
Please let us know how you go with your Dr.s appt.
Hi sf liv,
I think once you have one auto-immune disease you are a sitting duck for another (or in you case more than another).
I started off with Crohn's Disease and then added the AS to the mix, you have a few more than that going on. How's your UC is that under control?
I put off making Doctor appointments till Im desperate all the time, so I understand your reasoning there, but do make one soon, if only to ease your pain.
Gee thats a lot of people in your family who have IBD - your sister, cousin and yourself!
Im hoping Im the only one to get it in my family - wouldnt wish it on anyone
Im glad you have your UC under control, hopefully you can find the right med for your RA and be painfree
Let us know how you are doing and when your Rheumy appt. is.