My rheumy appt

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   Posted 8/13/2008 12:40 PM (GMT -6)   
He diagnosed me with fibro and bursitis in my rt shoulder and rt hip.

He said since my lumbar MRI was normal, I dont have AS(I thought AS effected your sacrum?). My stiff back and the inability to stand up straight when I first stand up is because of my weight as is the pain in my feet.

He felt the joints in my hand and hips and shoulders and said none of them are inflamed so I dont have arthritis.
He ordered no x-rays, etc.  Talked to me about 20 minutes....

Mao periculosam libertatem quam quietam servitutem.
("Rather a dangerous liberty than a peaceful servitude.")

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   Posted 8/14/2008 4:19 PM (GMT -6)   
If I was you , I'd get an second opinion...My rheumy on my first visit spent almost an hour..second visit he spent 30 minutes...Did he do any blood work??  diane

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   Posted 8/14/2008 7:06 PM (GMT -6)   
Yea, new doc-he should have done blood, x-rays and a bunch of other stuff. I weighed 285 lbs and my doc never suggested that should cause foot pain and back stiffness. In fact my rhuemy specifically told me my weight had nothing to do with my arthritis, tendonitis and general malaise.
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