How did your doctor diagnose your RA?

How did your doctor diagnose your RA?

A myRAteam Member said:

My mom said I use to cry all night about pain, it took four doctors and her threatening to sue for them to send me to a pediatric specialist and was diagnosed, she said xrays and blood work were used to diagnose me when I was 4, I am RF positive and given that two other people have it and its skipped a generation, I'm the youngest that we know of in the family.

posted almost 5 years ago
A myRAteam Member said:

I am seronegative. I was dx based on symptoms of hand, hip, and knee pain. My first flare was severe. I couldn't walk or stand up straight for a week. My muscles were extremely fatigued resulting in a few falls. I was first ruled out for MS and myasthenia. At first I was angry because I just wanted a diagnosis. I was scared and in desperate need of treatment. Looking back, I am grateful that it wasn't something worse.

posted almost 5 years ago
A myRAteam Member said:

I had fatigue, fever symptoms, and bilateral hand, shoulder pain for over a year. I finally had to switch MDs to get an answer. Was sent to Rheumatologist, then blood work was positive, RA factor positive.

posted over 2 years ago
A myRAteam Member said:

I started out at a podiatrist for ball of foot pain and my toes going a bit wackadoodle. He sent me for blood work to test for RA, which I thought was just a formality; I couldn't have something like that! Well, blood tests came back positive, and next thing I know I'm getting a call to schedule an appointment with a rheumatologist. It really blindsided me. I've had various aches and pains, but put it down to my weight and my age. Still having trouble accepting this condition.

posted over 4 years ago
A myRAteam Member said:

Blood test and many years prior to test of misdiagnosis. When I was finally diagnosed it was almost a relief because I thought I was some hypochondriac making stuff all the pain and weird illnesses up. I also had no idea what my autoimmune disease(s) meant.

posted 8 months ago
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