I just got my blood work back today and my Rheumatoid Factor was 196, which I understand is pretty high, and I am really scared. I had just started to get my fibro under control and then the rain started and my hands and feet swelled and I cried for two days before I got into see a doctor who did blood work, so now I have to wait another month to get into see a Rheumatologist, which scares me to death. I guess it is really hard for me cause I saw my mother suffer for years with RA and vasicular problems. She took the gold shots which caused liver damage and she ended up dying of Liver sero. Please tell me that just cause my RF was 196 that I could have something elseView Thread
I was just told today I have RA, my blood work showed my RF was 196, even tho I have had Fibromylgia for a few years, this has me really scared for many reasons, one I am highly allergic to both prednisone and iburprofen, alittle over a year ago after going thru the change my body chem. changed and these two meds that I had taken quite often sent me to the hospital, with server hives and my throat closed. So I am really concerned about what my options will be. My mother had RA and she had gold shots for many years, which ending up being the death of her, due to liver damage. So you can see why this really has me upsetView Thread
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