Patient Comments: Rheumatoid Arthritis vs. Fibromyalgia - Diagnosis

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Comment from: ConfusedMom72, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: January 29

My rheumatologist tested me for rheumatoid arthritis (RA) factor, CCP, only once complete blood panel, and ESR several times. Because my ESR was up both times and my RA factor was only 14 and my CCP was negative (not sure why she only tested this once in two years), she put me on prednisone. She said if it was fibromyalgia it would not work but if it did work it showed it was indeed inflammatory (which I thought that ESR would show anyway). Prednisone worked. Going back on 7th to get a diagnosis.

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