Posted 8/15/2016 12:41 PM (GMT -6)
I've recently joined healing well and have posted a couple of times on the lupus boards. I am in a holding pattern right now, not really sure what I have but know somethings going on. Just a quick background, I have MS, had it for about 10 years, was having some symptoms that weren't fitting the MS picture (tendonitis, just a not feeling well feeling). My doctor's run bloodwork and thought it may be something rheumatological. My tests came back ANA positive 1:160, homogeneous pattern and CCP was 37. ESR was elevated at 38 and normal RF. No other antibodies tested were out of range.
Recently, I've started getting swelling and pain in my fingertips, getting very cold (almost turning purple) and my derm. mentioned it could be Raynauds. Is this common with RA? Also, my ankles have been stiff and swollen, kind of feels weird to walk. Is this a symptom? Sorry for the questions, I'm going to follow up with my primary dr. but thought I'd at least introduce myself and read through the messages on this forum.