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Janmar123,

Did your doctor happen to run an Anti-CCP test? It's highly specific for RA.

When my RA first started, I presented in a migratory fashion. My RD said it was atypical, but with my blood work, it was pretty obvious. It eventually stopped migrating, but I still have flares that come and go. I also had a hard time getting people to understand. They couldn't see how my wrist would hurt for a couple of days, then mysteriously my shoulder would hurt, then maybe an elbow, etc. etc. Now that it doesn't migrate, they seem to understand (or maybe accept) it better.

Another way to tell if your problem is inflammatory is by how you feel on prednisone. If your joint pain significantly improves, it's likely inflammation causing your problem.

When this started for me I just thought I was just getting old and starting menopause, but it wasn't, so don't just write any of your symptoms off as being prerimenopausal. Find out for sure.
[QUOTE=creinha;2917038]Janmar123,

Did your doctor happen to run an Anti-CCP test? It's highly specific for RA.

When my RA first started, I presented in a migratory fashion. My RD said it was atypical, but with my blood work, it was pretty obvious. It eventually stopped migrating, but I still have flares that come and go. I also had a hard time getting people to understand. They couldn't see how my wrist would hurt for a couple of days, then mysteriously my shoulder would hurt, then maybe an elbow, etc. etc. Now that it doesn't migrate, they seem to understand (or maybe accept) it better.

Another way to tell if your problem is inflammatory is by how you feel on prednisone. If your joint pain significantly improves, it's likely inflammation causing your problem.

When this started for me I just thought I was just getting old and starting menopause, but it wasn't, so don't just write any of your symptoms off as being prerimenopausal. Find out for sure.

Hi thanks for your reply, I don't know what an anti-cpp test is, I am not sure if one was done or not. In regards to prednisone, I am so fearful of trying a heavy duty drug, like that. I am scared of the side effects and until my joint pain significantly intereferes with my overall quality of life, I am choosing not to take anything. It is certainly strange how my joint pain goes from one joint to another?? Yes, I too was chalking some of these symptoms up to aging or perimenopause, however I think it is more autoimmune related. one day at a time....