My mum has had RA since she was 17, she's now 55. Blood tests have always seemed inconsistent with her condition. So I thought I'd ask you all if anyone else has something similar?
She recently was having a bad flare up and it was very visible, but her blood tests once again didn't show she was having a flare really at all. Those who know my mum in the past would ensure treatment still because this has been normal for her and she is as tough as anything never has a day off and soldiers on when perhaps she shouldn't. However, meeting a new doctor he is thinking of reducing her meds because of her blood results he thinks she doesn't need as much treatment. Yet she has been in agony over the last few months and knows her bloods never correlate with the realities of her condition.
So, does anyone else out there experience something similar? I know RA can have various strains and I'm just wondering if there are more out there who's bloods are inconsistent with their condition and how have they managed this when getting support from the Drs.
(I don't have RA, I'm over on the Fibromyalgia forum! But very interested to feedback to my mum)