My sister n law and I both were dx'd with RA around the same time. She with RA/Sjrogens and me with RA/Fibromyalgia. She called me today and said that our doctor had sent her to a specialist to have some neuropathy test run and they came back positive for small nerve vessel damage. They want to give her blood platletts for three days straight to see if this will help. She stated that they told her that it may help with the Sjrogrens and well and the RA. Some of her labs have been a little low and a little high. We are both still new to this ( a little over a year now ) and I am wondering if this infusion helps with RA and Sjrogrens then why aren't we all getting it instead of taking all these DMARDS? She has some tingling and burning in her feet at times so this is what sent her to get the EMG done. I too have tingling in my toes and hands at times, so cannot understand why she is doing this for one and not others? Can anyone with knowledge of this please let me know what it means. Will she have to do it all the time? She is upset about it and I told her I would ask for help from you guys.
Thank you in advance. Again, we are so new at this horrible disease and appreciate any help.