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    Old 09-30-2009, 11:45 AM   #16
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    Re: Can you still have RA even if your blood work is normal?


    My ESR and CRP have come back elevated so my doctor started me on anti-inflammatories regularly but my rheumatoid factor came back negative. My doc also says I have inflammatory arthritis but I feel that I need to know exactly what it is so that I can deal with it. I am waiting to see a rheumatologist. My hands, wrists, feet and ankles are most affected. I am currently not able to work because of the swelling in my hands which flares up when I use them.

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