I am writing this query regarding my mother. She is 64 years old. She is suffering from a pain starting from her leg (below the waist portion ) till her knees since last 4 years. We have consulted orthropaedic doctor, who after perfoming several x rays etc concluded that it is nothing major, resulted from some past injury and is a case of spondylitis. He gave some exercises an asked us to do Rheumatoid Factor Test.
To our utte surprise, the RA test result came out to be 600, with a negative Anti ccnp. ESR is 30.
She has no form of joint pain, redness, swallow or joint deformation.
but offlate her ankle and feet is getting swollen at times. The old pain is though persisting.
The doctor has given HCQS 200 (one tablet twice ) ,which will be increased gradually along with e cod plus. He asked to report after 3 months again.
We are concerned and want to know whether this is the prescribed course of treatment? Is HCQS having any side effect? Is it a lifetime medicine? Does RA being auto immune disease affect other vital organs as well.
She has no b.p., suger, thyroid etc as of now. she suffers from fatigue though.