Clinical tests to diagnose my unexplained weight loss of 26 pounds over a 9 month period have ruled out a variety of cancers and standard panel blood tests were normal except rheumatoid arthritis factor - is there a relationship between RA factor and weight loss and if so, what are the possible mechanism(s).
I also lost weight without trying. 46lbs since mid Feb. All tests came out good but had an RA factor of 79.5. Had it retested last month. It's 66 and my liver enzymes are a bit whacky. Now for the past week I've been in so much pain. Keep me posted.
I'm with Tx on this one, have you been DX with RA and if so what medications are you being treated with? I lost weight when first dx with ReA and AS, then gained weight from the Prednisone I was put on to control the inflammation. Keep us posted and welcome to the forum.
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