MY BLOOD WORK SHOWS A RA FACTOR OF 96 WHICH THEY SAY IS OFF THE CHARTS. i am wondering the same thing.... do I really have rhuematoid or is the lyme disease creating it? ... will be a question for my lldr. @ next weeks appointment.
i am currently taking prednisone & methotrexate ( 1 shot per week)... prescribed by the rhuematoid doctor.
My ra pain has improved greatly. I am also taking biaxin & mepron for lyme and babeosis. I have been on all meds for over a month now and am feeling much better. My ra pain was so intense I couldn't even lift my hand even an inch . Good luck to you... sometimes I feel like I am going round & round and the doctors are not coordinating!
Hang in there and be your own advocate.