What Is A High Ra Factor?

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Asked by Mom in the Midwest

What Is A High Ra Factor?

I was diagnosed with RA in Feb 09. My RA factor is 31.3, symptoms progressing after taking Methotrexate for 4 months and now I just started Enbrel. I have heard of people with much higher RA factors does this mean my RA is not that severe? I already have joint damage, swelling, severe pain and fatigue. It continues to get worse on a daily basis. My next question is, does Enbrel typically have positive results?

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Oops... forgot one thing. We have a terrific post about about blood tests and what they mean that will give you more information about that aspect of your medical care.

Answered by Lene Andersen, MSW