To have RA or not...that is the question.
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
I've lived in Florida for 2 weeks and have had 4 medical visits, 1 abdominal ultrasound and 1 mammogram. I went yesterday to my primary NP to get results and walked out more confused than ever.
First, no one can tell why my liver enzymes were elevated (and they still are). This is so frustrating when your body doesn't respond the way it should.
Secondly, my thyroid levels were a little off. They weren't out of the normal range, but not lined up with each other like they should be. So, Thursday will be an ultrasound of my thyroid. Does the thyroid have anything to do with liver enzymes??? Heck if I know.
Third, my mammogram was abnormal, so it must be redone along with a breast ultrasound. Tack that on to Thursdays thyroid US.
Fourth....the "DNA" results show that I do not have RA. Of course, there's a big disclaimer on the test saying that it does not rule out RA, and you should take other tests and symptoms into consideration. But...my NP is wondering if the original RA diagnosis was wrong. Could it be something else...what else could have been causing joint pain and an elevated RA factor and inflammatory blood work readings.
Fifth...I've started having pain in my right hip after stopping the Methotrexate. Let's just add an x-ray into Thursdays activities....cause I don't have anything better to do, and I'll already be at the radiology office.
I walked into that office yesterday so ready to get some answers, and got more questions instead.