Supposedly my RA Factor is "Normal", but my doctors won't share what that number is. And because it's "normal", any referral sent out for a rheumatologist keeps being denied.
I am having severe hand pain, growths, and even deformities and nobody can figure out what it is. They don't know what to test or who to send me to. They're kind of brushing it off as "no idea, but learn to live with it".
All I want is a diagnosis. I understand if it's something that can't be cured or even treated or managed. I just want the closure of knowing the name of what's causing these symptoms. It's getting to the point where I'm having trouble using a fork or knife to eat with and not knowing only makes it worse.
So, even though my RA Factor is supposedly normal, is there another way to get to see a rheumatologist anyway? Do I have to cry like a child wanting a toy or something?