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CRP 69.14 Rheumatoid and sed normal

Such An extremely high CRP must mean something waiting for Rheumatologist appt ...high doses if Pred keeping me pain free but it’s s mystery ... came out of the blue .. never had arthritis before

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Have you had other tests and what did they say? Hope you see the rheumatologist soon. This is the most horrible time, waiting for answers. I feel for you.

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Sorry, just read your other post. Normal antibody tests don't rule out inflammatory arthritis but, to give you some hope, there are also things that act like this that turn out to be temporary. I hope they have given you an urgent referral.

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Hi, same thing happened to me. Out of the blue every joint swollen n painful and stiff. It started with one swollen finger and toe then 2 weeks later 'boom'. Its still difficult to work out how n why as like you I was very active and had a healthy diet etc etc. Heredity , stress , virus , hormones at menopause ?? who knows? Prednisolone helps to start with. Try to get an urgent appt at an 'early onset' rheumatology clinic. I had to go to one in a different town to where i live as the local hospital didnt offer that kind of clinic. Your gp can refer you or you can google your nearby hospitals to find out where they offer this service. They may see you quicker. Take care

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Just curious did it eventually go into remission and what was the drug of choice ?

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I was diagnosed 14 months ago so i guess its early days yet. I started on prednisolone then sulphasalasine and then methotrexate as the plan . The doses of sulpha and mtx were introduced over a period of time of about 10 weeks. Initially i took the tablet form of mtx but then moved on quickly to the injections which are better for me. The prednisolone was gradually reduced . I also take supplements of folic acid and vitamin D and calcium combined as advised by the rheumatologist. The drugs take a while to kick in and get used to. My rheumatologist approach is blitzing the RA . I think mtx is regarded as the 'gold standard' of treatments by many . Hope this is helpful

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