Hi, I am hoping someone out there will be able to PLEASE give me their advice. I am going CRAZY second guessing myself. My question is...should start on meds? I don’t want to take meds (who does) if it’s not ABSOLUTELY necessary.
I have a high RF factor 260, but no inflammation seen with CCP or Sed test. I have a little pain but it doesn’t really affect me day to day (VERY Thankful) but I feel aware that ‘something’ is going on in my joints. I have kinda stiff hips when I wake up, but not for too long, & I do have some tweaks of pain at certain angles in my hands, elbows, shoulders. Creaky fingers too, lately. My rheumy ‘recommends’ I go on Plaquenil as a ‘precaution’ because of my high RF factor (I can’t take methotrexate) but who wants to do that as a ‘precaution’? I believe my low inflammation blood work is a big question mark to her BUT I have the high RF.
Am I being stupid? I guess I’m hoping it won’t progress. Is it possible it’ll stay the same if I keep inflammation away with CBD oil, fish oil, no gluten, lots of excercise? If there’s anyone with ANY advice that may have been in a similar situation I would be SO grateful.