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Anyone else have a high rheumatoid factor but doesn't know why?!

(4 Posts)
MoonshineWashingLine Fri 09-May-14 16:52:22

So my RF had gone up again... I have some hypermobility symptoms but no swelling of joints so not RA. Waiting for more bloods to come back but am a bit worried. Don't want to Google as I can scare myself silly!

Anyone else had this?

MoonshineWashingLine Sat 10-May-14 22:37:15


denialandpanic Sun 11-May-14 09:02:52

Do you mind me asking why they are testing your rf factor? I can't remember exactly but it's not uncommon for prior to have rf factor and not ra but I don't know if that follows to high rf bring possible. unfortunate rheumatoid disease cab affect more than just joints and there's a push to raise awareness of this and use the term rheumatoid disease.

MoonshineWashingLine Sun 11-May-14 09:13:21

It all started after the birth of my dd (now 2) I started having painful dislocations in my wrists and all my joints clunk around all the time, worse in morning and after a bad nights sleep. When I stopped bfing the dislocations stopped but I still have loose joints and my knees sometimes feel like they will slip out of place.
I also have some other odd symptoms, like little lumps under the skin that last for about 6-12 months and then disappear confused

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