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I Have Just Been Diagnosed With RA.

I Have Just Been Diagnosed With RA.

My MRI showed an erosion on my right ring finger. My blood work was all negative - ANA, RF, CCP and C reactive protein. I just started methotrexate. I don't know how this will affect my life. It's a little scary.

posted 11 days ago
A myRAteam Member said:

Hi, I am also negative on everything as well just like you. I do have seronegative ra. All my levels have been low but the swelling and symptoms are apparent. My mom started out the same way and ended up sero positive later down the road. Hang in there, this is an amazing support to have on this site and I hope you get some relief soon.

posted 6 days ago
A myRAteam Member said:

It may be osteoarthritis in the lower digits. I am scheduled to wire my ring finger and remove the wire when the finger fuses. My littlest finger developed a cysts at the lowest digit that required draining. I hate all of this but it's beyond my control. Hands are especially effected. Hoping that you can resolve your issues.

posted 10 days ago
A myRAteam Member said:

It's always scary at first. I was diagnosed 15 years ago. I'm doing ok now. I've had ups and downs throughout the years, but I'm still here giving you advice! RA can be an unpredictable disease and you probably will go through different meds to find one that works for you. Listen to your doctors and yourself as to what you need. Try to stay positive! I will add you my team. Btw this is the area where you ask a question. Did you have one or just a general thought? Either way, I'm glad you found us. Have a good day.

edited, originally posted 11 days ago
A myRAteam Member said:

You definitely there must be a strong genetic factor in your family. At least, there are lots of treatments now and doctors who are more aware of symptoms and treatment. Hopefully, you will have a much better outcome than other family members.

posted 1 day ago
A myRAteam Member said:

Yes there sure is. My mom and two of my aunts had it. Both aunts were in a wheelchair chair;-( We think my grandpa may have had it as he had arthritis so badly.

posted 6 days ago
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