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    Old 11-20-2013, 08:27 PM   #1
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    Could this be Rheumatoid Arthritis

    Im not sure if anyone can help but I have a long wait for the specialist and thought I would ask. I have pain in both of my hands, all of the joints in my fingers and thumbs, a fever (lowgrade) that starts every afternoon and lasts until late in the evening. The fever runs about 99.0 to 99.6. My normal base temp is 97.5. I have sever fatigue as well. I sleep all night and still have to nap everyday and cannot seem to get moving because of the fatigue. In 2004 I had a positive ANA 1:640 speckled pattern and RF 1:180. The doctor said possible connective tissue disease. Over the years I have had POS ANA 1:80 4 different times. Recently I had bloodwork with a negative ANA and a RF of 7. I have had these symptoms for over 2 months now and cannot get in to see a rheumatologist for another month. The only other bloodwork that was abnormal was a WBC at 12100 and neutrophils at 8373. My grandmother had RA. Could this be rheumatoid arthritis or something else?

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