Hi everyone....I joined this site about a month ago with the belief that I had Rheumatoid Arthritis (which is not ruled out yet). I started having pain in my feet July 27th of this year....the pain moved to my ankles, knees then elbows. It got so bad that I was no longer able to walk. I went to my PCP and he ordered some tests. My ANA came back positive 1:640, he sent me to a Rheumatologist which did more blood work. My sed rate was slightly elevated and I found out today that my DS DNA was also slightly elevated (it was 12). I am beyond frustrasted because I just want someone to tell me what is wrong with me.....so many tests, hospital visits from pain, and Drs with no positive answers. I guess that I want to know if anyone has any info on the DS DNA test....it seems to be a test for Lupus which is really confusing me. I have been on methotrexate for a month and prednisone which has been a miracle drug for the pain, but I know I can't stay on it forever due to my diabetes. Anyway, any advice would be greatly appreciated....I just feel so lost and scared.
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