think i have arthrisit?

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mommyphotographer
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   Posted 4/10/2009 4:37 PM (GMT -7)   
how do you know you have arthritis.do they do blood work that tells you for sure if you have it. and what do they do for you to help. the chriopractor told me i have it in my lower back. he seen it on x ray..can they see it on xray?? and i think i have it in my legs, feet, hands,arms shoulders, and hips...... and does arthritis make you tired more. could use some advice. thinking about seeing the doctors about it.

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   Posted 4/10/2009 4:43 PM (GMT -7)   
There are different forms of arthritis and yes it is possible to see in on a xray along with blood work. But the blood work - depending on the type - is not always reliable. If you think you have arthritis, it's best to be seen by a rheumatologist.
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TayIsa
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   Posted 4/11/2009 3:18 PM (GMT -7)   
Yes, some types of arthritis can make you tired more.  If your chiropractor said he thinks you have arthritis and you are having all the symptoms you say you are, what would it hurt to go see a rhuematologist to see for sure??
They may say you do not, but they may say you do and be able to help you with some meds...?

sjkly
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   Posted 4/11/2009 4:19 PM (GMT -7)   
I agree with the others see a rhuematologists. Your symptoms suggest you may have arthritis.
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