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Mommysangel07196
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Date Joined Jun 2006
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   Posted 8/17/2006 5:04 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey Everyone!!! I just got my results back from the dr. My RA Factor is 112. My Igg Anti- CCp is Negative. According to the result It says that Those results are more commonly found in paitients with other rheumatic diseases. such as systemic lupus erythematosus, sclerodeerma, primary sjogren's syndrome, mixed connective tissue disease, polymyositis/dermatomyositis and cryoglinemia. Now there is a point that I have to make.....I am getting there bear with me....lol, My Dr's office called this morning and told me my blood tests were back and everything was fine. I said ok i'll be over to pick up a copy of them. When I get the they handed me one of the reults out of 8 ordered. So I said there are more missing. She's like ok I have to have the dr sign off on the tests. I said ok. She gives me the tests and I read the the possibilities of what could be going on maybe why some of the reason for me being so sick. And they said everything is fine. I understand that we don't know which one if any of them. But it still would have been better for the DR to have called or the nurse could have told me that he wanted to see me. I feel this way because it's my body and my health. I want to know every little change. If anyone in this family has or has known anyone with these other disease I would appreciate any information you could give me.
              Thank You All
               Andrea

RandomDave
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Date Joined May 2006
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   Posted 8/18/2006 1:39 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey Andrea, Sorry bout your frustration. It can be beyond irritating. I have Lupus and a 96ish rheumatoid factor if I remember correcttly. I also have PA. have you had your ANA done? I don't know, for me, I used to extremely interested in the bloodwork and what the changes meant and stuff. But, really there's so much info to wrap your head around when they're testing you for everything under the sun. The only thing I can recoomend is break out your 'Why do you say that?". I'm not sure why doctors can tell you you're fine when you aren't. I didn't go to med school or anything, but I know when I'm not fine, and having a doctor telling me I am doesn't really seem that they're being very I don't know, doctorish? So, when they say you're fine, say "Why do you say that?", they'll say because your bloodwork came back norml", you say "No it didn't my rheumatoid factor is elevated." They'll say "x% of the population has an elevated rheumatoid factor and no disease, it can be meaningless." Then you say "Could be, but since I'm here to get help with symptoms I'm having, and some of my symptoms relate to RA, shouldn't you see that and say there's more to look at here instead of saying I'm fine?" You can also throw out the "Why are you testing me for things that you will discount if they come back positive?" line as well. It can be a drag dealing with doctors when they are at their best, it's impossible when they aren't even willing to aspire to their best. Don't be afraid to move on to a different one if your doctor's office isn't giving you what you need. Good Luck!
-SLE, RA & PA....it's all about the acronyms!

-Current meds: Plaquenil, Sulfasalazine, and a little NSAID du jour for flavouring. Mmmmm NSAIDs.


Mommysangel07196
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Date Joined Jun 2006
Total Posts : 30
   Posted 8/18/2006 6:35 PM (GMT -7)   

Hey Dave, Thank you so much. I was laughing at the things that you told me to say. Very good points though. I like them alot and I will definetely keep them in mind...lol... I did have my ANA done and it was negative.

                             Thanks for posting

                                 Andrea

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