I have been treated for RA/OA and gout for the last three years, Pain treatment of Tramadol and Patch's only as I am a renal transplant patient.
Usual symptoms of stiffness in morning easing in some joints but not in others, Pain in numerous joints( hands, feet, shoulders knee's everywhere really.
I seen a different consultant recently and was informed that he believes that I don't have RA /OA but have a chronic form of gout,
My blood tests show that my uric acid levels have been off the chart for the last 2years but doesn't show I have RA??
Is it possible that two consults read my results so different?? and is it possible to have RA/OA without it showing in my blood.(My last ESR was 74_
Looking forward to hearing from you.