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how old are you?
did you have blood tests from your rheuatologist? what did it show? I would get copies of your blood tests and medical testing
I would be happy to review thew with you to help you understand what you may have
positive for what type of antibodies?
rheumatoid factor and anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide (anti-CCP) antibodies?
those are the two blood tests which look for rheumatoid arthritis which is an autoimmune disorder which can cause your body to make antibodies which can attack your joints and muscles and can cause you severe fatigue.
there are treatments for rheumatoid arthritis which could help your symptoms.
you are young, so this would be considered jeuvenile rheumatoid arthritis.
your rheumatology doctor should also do other blood tests to check for other autoimmune issues, like ANA (antinuclear antibody tests)
antibodies to double-stranded DNA (anti-dsDNA) tests,antibodies to histone tests,antibodies to phospholipids,antibodies to Ro/SS-A and La/SS-B,antibodies to Sm target Sm proteins in the cell nucleus,antibodies to RNP target ribonucleoproteins
viral infections like cold virus and flu virus are very common and can come and go
rheumatoid factor and anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide (anti-CCP) antibodies are the right tests for RA and if yours are positive, you most likely have RA
the other blood tests check for other autoimmune disorders
you should follow up with your rheumatology doctor
but I would trust what they are saying if your RA tests are coming back positive.
you can ask for the tests to be repeated again to be sure as a double check.
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