-sero inflammatory arthritis

marymary Member
I was diagnosed with this arthritis a year ago...the dr. told me what is missing for it to be rheumatoid is its missing the rheumatoid factor.im a bit confused about this is there anyone that has heard of this that can explain it more to me?

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  • marymary Member
    I was diagnosed with this arthritis a year ago...the dr. told me what is missing for it to be rheumatoid is its missing the rheumatoid factor.im a bit confused about this is there anyone that has heard of this that can explain it more to me?
  • I am not what sero means, but I have several things ortho/rum, fibro, etc
    And cannot take anything for inflammation, which is a major problem.
    I use turmeric combo and follow diet for inflammation, also gluten free and drink almond milk. I have alot of pain and feel stuck.
    I would be interested in whT you find out about sero,etc.
    Does what you call it,make a difference in how one handles. Pain?






  • Hi Mary, I hope by now you have discovered what sero-negative RA is. I also am sero-negative. The way I understand it is: I do not have a positive RA blood test. All of my blood work came back negative. But, at the same time, I have a lot of the physical problems of RA. I am responding with taking methotrexate. I also recently had a blood test done that checks a lot of other factors. It is an expensive bloodwork test, but it cam back with me having medium RA. Fortunately, I am still on the low end and can function fairly well, although I do get tired. Hope this helps some.
  • Are you talking about sero-negative RA? If so, I have it, and it's never turned positive in over 20 years. Because it's sero negative doesn't mean it's an "easier" case of RA.

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