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Primary Physician Not Supportive

Primary Physician Not Supportive

My primary physician insist that I do not have RA. I see a new specialist next month, but I'm worried that I have already suffered some damage. He did Rx a pain cream, which helps very little. Has anybody else had this problem and did you find another physician?

A myRAteam Member said:

Yep! Docs can be all about the blood tests. Keep moving on until you find someone to see YOU not the blood tests! It took me a long time and a lot of visible damage but I did find a rheumy who stuck with me. They are out there! Sometimes it just takes a while to find them!

posted almost 7 years ago
A myRAteam Member said:

All my blood tests came back normal but luckily I have one of the best dr in the states so he kept running tests. They did a X-ray that showed I had deterioration in my wrists. He also did a MRI on my right wrist because he saw a cysts in my carpal tunnel. The MRI showed bone cysts all in my knuckles which confirmed I had RA. After a year, I just had my first positive blood test showing my Sed rates was 43. Before it was 21 or 22. Had I not had a persistent dr, they probably would have missed my RA. Blood tests are not a reliable test for RA. Autoimmune diseases are hard to diagnose. Be persistent and find a dr that will take the time to go the extra mile. Good luck!

posted almost 7 years ago
A myRAteam Member said:

My very first RA blood work came back with a zero. The rheumatologist said that can happen but diagnosed me with RA based on my symptoms. Hopefully you specialist can help you.

posted almost 7 years ago
A myRAteam Member said:

My primary argued when i asked for further blood tests. I told her i would see a rheumatologist for a second opinion. I didnt nave a referal, thankfully my insuramce is a ppo, so i didnt need one. Sure enough, i have RA

posted almost 5 years ago
A myRAteam Member said:

He had to move back to Pakastan!!

posted almost 7 years ago
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