Post # 1
Well Higher than normal the blood test said 45… my Dr said it might be Lupus or Rheumatoid Arthritis….anyone else here had joint pain in random parts of their body (not the same on one side as the other) and have it not be one of these two things? I am freaking out and really really hoping it is not one of these issues
I have to go to a Rheumatoligist
Post # 3
I’ve had blood tests where my blood patterns suggested Lupus or RA and my ANA tither was high. After going to a Rheumatoligist both were ruled out – so there is a possibility you will not test positive for either.
I have joint pain in my ankles and wrists when I have Strep (I’m a carrier and it affects my body weird ways apparently) and typically clears after taking antibiotics. I’ve never had swelling or anything along with my joint pain.
Post # 4
I’ve had that pain plus swelling and some other weird symptoms, too. I’m seeing a rheumatologist now. At this point, he thinks it’s either lupus or something to do with my Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome. 🙁
Post # 5
I have Lyme disease and long before I was even diagnosed my sed rate was high.
Edit: I found this for you–basically you can have an elevated ESR due to a lot of things (anemia, on the list, is not very major and can be corrected usually). Your doctor will be able to perform more tests and rule anything out, but my advice would be to ask for a test for Lyme.
Post # 6
I heard back roday and my Rheumatoid factor came back negative so that is positive but I cant get in to see the specailist for over two months.. ugh damn living in a small town. Thank You everyone for your input and support in making me not freak out.