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Good evening all!
Having had various aches and pains over the last couple of months, I then subjected myself to 3 lots of blood tests arranged by my GP over a few weeks. These revealed a Serum C reactive protein level of 41 (down from 48) and an RF level of 100 (normal is 6 apparently, according to my GP). He's referring me to the Mineral Hospital in Bath for further examination / treatment recommendations.
This is compunded by the fact that I am partially disabled anyway as a result of three bouts of Spinal Surgery just over 12 months ago (I have a metal plate covering C2 to C7).
My worry is this: I've spent the last hour or so reading the various posts in this Group, particularly those discussing side effects of the medications that have been prescribed to members of the Group.
I realise that different medications may have different effects on different people with varying degrees of RA, but how can I have confidence that what is being prescribed for me is not going to make me feel worse rather than better? I feel cr&p enough as it is!
Sorry if I sound like a miserable old git (I'm 67 by the way), but this whole "thing" is getting me worried.
Any comments of reassurance (or otherwise) would be welcomed.
If you have been - thanks for "listening" (Thanks to the late Alistair Cook for that quote)
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