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shersmam
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Date Joined Aug 2009
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   Posted 8/23/2009 5:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello all- I have always 'had problems' with my knees (Osgood Slatters as a teen) especially with the damp weather. For a couple of years I have had pain and a little swelling with my forefinger frst knuckle . Six months ago I started getting a terrible sharp pain in my foot just below the second toe. The pain spread to the toe, second joint which aches when I walk/ when I don't walk/ when it's touched. For a couple of months now I have excruciating pain in feet on rising in the morning, on rising after sitting and siffness of the toes where the painful one is after a lot of housework type walking/standing.Phew............sorry if I'm boring you!
In addition, i have two painful hips in the bum area! and each hip at the side gets painful if I lie on it- oops and I forgot the painin the back which literally takes my breath away sometimes..............any ideas? Am I an RA candidate? Or OA? I did the R factor etc bloods last week and am waiting for results. Thanks.

SydneyJo
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   Posted 8/23/2009 8:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Shersmam,
Welcome to HW forum :)
Have you seen a Rheumatologist yet?
I would be running all those symptoms you are having by them, then they can run the appropriate tests for a diagnosis and then help find the right meds to alleviate your pain.
Jo

Shanno
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   Posted 8/23/2009 8:26 PM (GMT -6)   
I used to get pain very similar to that when i first started getting a hammering with AS, but alot of symptoms very similar with the arthritis family. You'll have to work closely with doc/rheumy to pinpoint what it is

shersmam
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Date Joined Aug 2009
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   Posted 9/11/2009 12:11 PM (GMT -6)   
Sorry what's AS short for- I'm a newbie and all these abbreviations......:(

SydneyJo
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   Posted 9/11/2009 7:24 PM (GMT -6)   
AS is Ankylosing Spondylitis.
Crohn's Disease
Ankylosing Spondylitis
Current meds: Methotrexate, Prednisone

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