Thank you Tami119. . . Yes my Dr. did all three test. Before the swelling in my hand accurred, most of my symtoms were that of Sjogren's for the last 2yrs., but when my hand had swelling in the area it did, it made my Dr. feel the RA test was needed. I am still new to the terminology, but he showed me some numbers; the lower end showing(I think) the sign that it was a possibility of RA, it was around 20, but mine was like 250, which he told me told him I had it for sure.View Thread
I was diagnosed about 3 weeks ago with RA. I have a lot of ?'s The worst health issue I was having was dry mouth and a dry bronchial cough, but my right index finger started hurting and swelling as well as my left elbow(which both I thought I had hurt from my physical type job). Anyway my Dr. decided since my finger was hurting in my palm area below my index finger he felt he needed to do blood work for RA and sure enough that is what he found. Now for my ?, lol!!! is it as easy to determine as that? Should I go to a Rheumatologist, should I have X-rays? At this point he has me on Plaquenil, Meloxicam, and prednisone.View Thread
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