Firstly a big thank you to all the fellow forum users for helping me last week. I asked about taking MTX, it was making me feel grotty, many of you suggested that I take it in the evening to try to alleviate the side effects. This week I did and I must say although I still had the side effects it was easier to cope with. So once again a huge thanks.
Now to my confusion!!
As some of you will know I am newly diagnosed. When I read some of the postings I sometimes don't understand exactly what is being said as I don't know all the short cuts to the long medical terms are for example-------ESR. CRP. DEXA. CCP. I have figured some out such as MTX. RHEUMY. & HYDRO.
Also today I received a copy of the letter that my Rheumy has sent to my G P and she has said that ( anti CCP strongly positive ( 340 ) I don't really know what this is or if it is low normal or high, and also it says ' rheumatoid factor negative ' I find it so confusing. Please can anyone enlighten me.