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Hi there! I'm 42 and my dr ran the RF test with my annual bloodwork because she thought my feet looked 'funny' - and my RF level is 36. My feet ache, but I'm a teacher and thought it was from standing all day. I'm realizing now that some of my aches and pains might be RA related. I'm also anemic and have low vitamin D. My first appt with my rheumatologist is Monday, and I'm worried about what to expect - how to dress (do they do an exam? Should I wear athletic clothes?) Also, will they do X-rays at the first visit!? I'm bringing my husband and plan to take notes - Any insight you can give me with your first visit would help greatly! I think I'm more nervous than anything. Hugs to all of you and thanks for your help! ??????
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