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FIBROMYALGIA or RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS?????????Extremely high RH Factor (800's-norm >14

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Old 07-02-2003, 10:51 PM   #1
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Question FIBROMYALGIA or RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS?????????Extremely high RH Factor (800's-norm >14

Just reading about topics regarding Arthritis. My RH Factor is extremely high in the 800's (should be 14 under). My rheumatologist says I have fibromyalgia not RA. I don't have joint deformity but I do have joint pain (last 12 years). Just recently diagnosed with fibro. I just had a bone scan and it showed inflammation in my joints I was complaining about but they say it's not RA. Doctors said if it was RA the inflammation would show up more on scan. My symptoms are classic fibro and some RA, but no no joint deformity or major swelling.

ANYONE HAVE ANY COMMENTS ABOUT THIS?????....I don't understand why I have such an elevated RA factor...they can't explain it. After I had my son 12 years ago I started with hip pain then moved to different parts, fatigue, etc. My RH factor was elevated in 200's back then...each year it continues to rise and now it's in 800's. I also have elevated sed rae in 20's. PLEASE IF ANYONE HAS INFO...LET ME KNOW! I afraid I'm going to be hit with this crippling disease.

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