As many of you know I was diagnosed with RA in July. I had an avalanching case of RA (started out in my thumb weeks later I could barely walk--it had taken ove rmy body). So now here I am 7 weeks later...on 6 pills of Metho, some Bextra, and Pred. After getting a second opinion the new doc had me take more tests because he felt I need to be on either Enbrel or Humira. But after reading the results of one of them he thinks we should give the Metho more time and wait now on the other drugs. He said that my Sed rate is a 4!!!!!! That's normal? Right? It says normal is 0-20. I know that my RF factor in July was a 100.9 but my sed rate then was 12. I did not have my RF factor tested again just the sed rate (along with other liver tests).
Does this mean the Metho is working? Or that the RA is going away? I still feel pain, still very stiff in the morning and it lasts for hours? What does this mean?
I think this test may have put the brakes on the new docs ideas of putting me on another drug. WHich is ok...the less drugs I have to be on the better. But I am so confused about having a normal sed rate---what does this mean now for me????
ANy help would be great