I am a 31 yr old woman.My Dr. sent me an e-mail on a Friday night saying I had elevated RA levels. I was just going to see her because I had been feeling ill and this is one of many tests she did. To be honest, I didnt really know what RA was until this happened. then of course I looked things up online and the other things it could be were pretty serious too:(
I would have never suspected it. I've been achy for a bit with my sickness, but have never been achy or had pain in any joints at any other time.If I do have it, I hear it can be triggered by a virus which I think is what Ive been trying to fight off. I'm also 10 months postpartum so that might not have helped matters.
Anyway I know that the RA factor can be a sign of other things. I've just had a hard weekend, because she just sent an e-mail without any levels after hours telling me to contact a rheumatologist(which I cant do until tomorrow). I'm just wondering if this has happened to anyone with sim results Elevated RA, Neg ANA, Normal CBC count, Normal Thyroid. I know it doesnt help to speculate but it's so hard not to. Thanks in advance!