About three years ago my joint pain started and I have not been the same since. All the blood tests were normal so my Rheumotologist sent me backing. In Desember I had elevated anti CCP=145 and CRP=40 but was not positive for RF factor. I got a new Rheumotologist who said that probably I had inflammation in the joints allthough he couldnt feel It because I was so sore. He sent a new blood test to another lab. That bloodtest came negative for anti-CCP (I didnt get the value). I got an X-ray which showed no damage to the joints. My new Rheumo says he doesn't know if I have RA or not but he put me on planqinil. This uncertainty bothers me alot. I can't understand why those labs didn't get the same result. should I trust the former lab or not?View Thread
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