Hello, I'm new on here and have posted in various different forums.
Long story short I have had two lots of bloods taken one back in May and another in September . Both have shown positive ANA(speckled ) and my CRP and ESR are both raised .The letter said the consultant was looking at mixed connective and inflammatory arthritis (although my RF is negative ) . I will be sent for an MRI scan using contrast dye on ankles and wrists .
In the letter my consultant said that he noted my rash and had st,proms of SLE but also symptoms of other autoimmune disorders .
Is it possible then I could have lupus . I had been off steroids for a week by the time I had bloods ) would that have affected my readings ?
since the appt, my joints have gone crazy visible swelling, stiffness and the fatigue has increased significantly . The joints involved are knees (both ) wrists, fingers and ankles and toes (both sides ) . Even though I have my results and they are positive shall I tell the consultant that it is getting worse ? The positive wasn't strong strong but strong enough to say it was positive .
Thank you ,