So I finally did my blood work...LOL. I do have a Positive RF which is "within normal ranges." (A positive RF only occurs within 1% of healthy people.) and I am sero-positive "within normal ranges". Yet my doctors, will surely blow this off. Hell, I got the news before they did by getting my lab work.
In any case, I don't feel like what I experience everyday is "within normal ranges", so today, I'm going to the PM and requesting a small dose of prednisone to see if that helps my joints from killing me. I'm going to post this in the RA section as well, hopefully, someone can tell me if they have experienced the same thing. As I've read and talked to RA patients, a lot of them say they start out this way. The funny thing is, I'm okay with it. It must be somewhat early in the progression as I have only suffered the joint pain for about
8 months..8 months of HELL!!!
Anyway, I know you aren't all familiar with me, but I thought I'd share.
C-PTSD, Severe Panic and Anxiety, Depressive Bi-polar. Chronic pain with no diagnosis. 1800mg Neurontin, 10/325mg Percocet x3, Klonopin 1mg x3, Prozac 20mg, Robaxin 500mg x2. DDD in shoulders and neck, bulge in C5/6 and 6/7. (apparently this is "normal" lol.)
Anyway, still trying to smile and and make the most of life, even when it gets really hard!