found out I have....

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by Crispangel66, Feb 28, 2006.

  1. Crispangel66

    Crispangel66 New Member

    Arthritis from head to toe.

    The other day when I had the evaluation, the evaluator said it is in my neck, back, shoulders, elbows, wrists, fingers -all of them, hips, knees, ankles and even my toes!

    I hope that will help my case too.

    But I have been told by dr's that I have oa & ra but what do ya'll think with having it all over is it ra, or oa?

    Thanks for any answers, Pamela
  2. illnative

    illnative New Member

    Did your doctor base his finding on only a physical exam or did he do a blood workup on you? I had blood workup done which ruled out Rheumatioid arthritis and am now having CT scan and MRI to look at neck and spine for other factors.
    Make sure this guy knows what he's doing. That's a startling finding based on anything but cold hard evidence. YHou know that RA causes damage to the organs as well as being painful and crippling. I'm glad to have FMS after hearing that.

    Hope all goes well.

    Illnative
  3. Crispangel66

    Crispangel66 New Member

    I am sure, knew I had arthritis b/c of blood work SED rate was really high, I just didn't know it was so extensive.

    Pamela
  4. planders78

    planders78 New Member

    i moved from longview (8 yrs) back to mt pleasant when my husband of 8 yrs left me. i need to know names of good drs. any dr that uses the marshall protocol? i am so sick that i really dont feel like living any more. and i am on 2 antidepressants. i have been using Dr salvato in Houston for past 8 yrs. but she doesnt seem to care anymore and the trip to houston every 3 months is killing me. please help. i use to go to cfids support gtoup when margie litterski was the leader. but got to sick to even go to that before i moved. i dont have energy to use computor very much so if you can reply to me at patti landers
    planders78@yahoo.com i would probably get it better. pray for me that i dont give up completely.
  5. Hope4Sofia

    Hope4Sofia New Member

    was your sed rate? I'm curious because mine just came back high but not sure of my other labs yet. All I know is I'm in a lot of pain right now EVERYWHERE.

    I'm sorry you have arth. Do you know what kind it is?

    Sofi
  6. Hope4Sofia

    Hope4Sofia New Member