I have been sick lately and the symptoms have the doctors testing me for autoimmune diseases such as lupus and rheumatoid arthritis. Previously doctors thought I might have MS but an MRI showed no lesions. My symptoms are sore joints, inflammation, muscle weakness, fatigue, stiffness to the point I cannot use my leg. My PCP who I have only met 1x went over my labs and told me everything looks great although my inflammation was high but not remarkable. He said my white blood cell count was very high so he ordered an HIV test. I'm a little upset because a high white cell count can mean a lot of things, even RA or cancer but he didn't test me for anything else. Although it shook me up and I was a tested a year ago and had a negative result, I went and had more blood drawn for the test. It really shook me up. That's a scary thing to just toss around!
Does it make sense to test me for that or jump to that conclusion?
Asked by Anonymous at 10:04 PM on Jun. 24, 2010 in Health
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