Hello, I'm new here.
Advice needed please.
In 2003 I was tested for rheumatoid factor (RF) and it was 51. Saw Respiratory Consultant about my 'cough' and they 'briefly' mentioned 'hypersensitive lungs'. Got an inhaler but only needed it a very short period of time. No signs of rheumatoid arthritis in joints. The doctor wasn't bothered. In 2014 I was tested again. It was 49! The GP said, its fine. Last year (2016) it was 23.
Now Respiratory consultant seems 'interested' in this although I've been tested for autoimmune diseases and no indicators. I don't have rheumatoid arthritis in my joints.
As I now have a diagnosis of non-specific Interstitial pneumonitis (not pneumonia) and things I've read seem to mention autoimmune diseases I just wondered if anyone has any similar experiences or advice to offer?
Sorry to go on x