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Old 02-07-2012, 07:22 AM   #7
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Re: Negative tests, so what is it?

Originally Posted by Auto1 View Post
When do you see a rheumatologist? I have very similar symptoms and I have palindromic rheumatoid arthritis. I did have a positive rheumatoid factor and also a very high anti ccp, however, you can test negative and still have arthritis. I can have pain in one joint that can be gone hours later or pain in a number of joints that can last a week. If you do have palindromic arthritis, any x-rays will come back as normal. It does not cause lasting joint pain. PRA is supposedly a "rare" disease, however, I have also read that it could be just new onset RA. You def. need to see a rheumatologist. Your symptoms sound suspiciously a lot like mine did. I did have swelling though (shoulder) as I was unable to move my arms, but there are many types of arthritis and symptoms can vary widely.
I am not sure yet. I see my GP again on the 15th and she will refer me to one at that time, so it could be weeks or longer I guess.

Will keep you all posted here though.