I'm positive for anti-ccp, have morning stiffness, have swallowing in my hand every morning and I had sever pain in 7 semetrical joints. My GP diagnosed me with high probability to RA. However, the rheumatologist finds it very unlikely. His reason being that the x-rays of my hands and feet show no damage and he couldn't see any significant swallowing in my joints. I've been taking 1600mg of ibuprofen every day for a month and finally I can feel improvement in my symptomes. I had MRI scans today and I'm not sure how sensitive it is. From one hand I really hope it's all clear, but, on the other hand I feel there's something seriously wrong and has been for the last 5 months and all I had so far are lots of miss diagnoses and perhaps finally a right one that the rheumatologist is now dismissing since I don't have any serious damage in my joints.
With all what I've been reading about the disease, I unfortunately think this is the only fit explanation to what I've been experiencing in the last few months. And the positive anti-ccp and pain in multiple joints is "all" I have, and it's not convincing enough for my doctor. I would be happy to hear from you if you encounter something similar or if you have any knowledge of other similar diseases with similar symptoms and positive anti-ccp. From what I've read, positive anti-cop means there's 99% risk of having RA...