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   Posted 6/1/2008 10:34 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello Im new this board I have been on the arhtritis board...I have been dx with rheumotoid factor pos inflammatory arhtritis 3 weeks ago... I took my 3rd dose of mtx last night..Does anybody get these bubble sensations by your joints and only last a few seconds????Another Guestion when I read the lupus symptoms some of these are simmilar to what I have been experencing also...One of things is even before I started the mtx i was getting mouth sores in the corners of my mouth and my lympocytes are little low on my differenial panel what that???  Anyways thats all  thanks  diane

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   Posted 6/1/2008 3:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Diane!!

Glad you found us!! So glad you decided to post. More folks here know more about labs and such than I do. I get some info from

I know a lot of the lupus symptoms overlap other autoimmune diseases too. Sometimes its really difficult to differentiate between diseases. Your treatment, though, sounds like a great start. Your labs (RA factor) does point to Rheumatoid Arthritis. The folic acid may help with your mouth sores too.

Hopefully some of the others will be along to help with your other questions too. The MTX will work better after you've taken it a few times. Do you feel any benefit yet??

There are some helpful links at the end of my signature if you'd like more info about lupus.


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   Posted 6/1/2008 6:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks rosie,  My ccp was neg and I think that is why he doesnt want to lable me yet..Yes and and no the mtx is working..My first lab work will just over week away...sedrate. cbc and liver function...and repeat my vit d level because that was low'''diane
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