I am a 49 year old male. I have 3 levels of bulging discs, 2 levels of spinal stenosis and facet hypertrophy. I have had extreme chills. I wear 3 shirts and 2 hoodie jackets at a time to stay warm...in South Florida! I have periods of malaise, fatigue, itching, bloody noses, and I have been rx'ed with psoriatric arthritis AND anemia of chronic disease. My sed rate is elevated (2 times guidelines) as ismy C-RP (again, 2 times guidelines).
A few weeks ago, I had a very bad day and found myself in the evenig with red blotches under my eyes and on the bridge of my nose. The hemotologist says NO to Lupus and my ANA was negative.
The other day, he said under a microscope my red cells were misshapened and he said it was from the arthritis. Does that sound right?