After not being seen by a specialist in 13 years from being diagnosed with APS i asked my GP if she would refer me to see one of the rheumatologists recommended on this site. When i went to my appointment i wasn't seen by her but someone else. Unfortunately i had trouble understanding her accent (so did my sister) i took all my test results, wrote a family history and a list of all my trouble some symptoms that i had been experiencing, such as insomnia, pain and fatigue etc etc so that i wouldn't forget any thing but the only thing she discussed from my list was that fact that id thought that i may of had a heart attack or some thing at xmas (my gp just said weird.....it must be muscular) and she wants me to now go on Aspirin as well as continue to take warfarin which is a worry. The rheumatologist didn't even go through the blood tests that i had done by my gp which i only remembered when i got home! Im waiting to go and have a test now at the cardio department. I came back from my appointment feeling upset and thinking whats the point as i still haven't had anything to help with my symptoms.
Any way i have tried my best to look up my blood results via the internet until i see my gp about them. My serum c reactive protein level was 6mg/L [<5.0] which is higher than the norm is that level ok? I also had a speckled ANA result (weak positive/borderline) does anyone know what that means?
Thank you in advance for any replies. Keep up the good work admin team.
I'm going to London in July so may book to see Professer Huges. If its not to expensive.