Any specifics on a high level of Rheumatoid Factor?

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by sp, Aug 14, 2003.

  1. sp

    sp New Member

    Hi, I have had fibro and cfids for 10 years. I also come down with alot of viruses and infections. I was told by an Immunologist at Mass General Hospital that I have a high level of rheumatoid factor in my blood, but he dismissed it as not important. So too did Dr. Goldenberg, a renound specialist in arthritis and fibro.

    But I have heard other patients tell me this could be a valid sign of a serious autoimmune problem.

    Does anyone have any specific answers on this???!!
  2. Joannjbl

    Joannjbl New Member

    Hi,I also had a high Rheumatory factor,The doctor kept telling me some kind of Rf developing for months.Well I moved on to other doctors.I was worried also.I have since found out that Hashimoto Thyroid can cause a high RF factor and I believe my new doctors.I have now been diagnosis with CFS.It took months to find out.I do not go to that 1st doctor anymore. No help.
    Joann