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ms.kentucky
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   Posted 9/6/2006 10:22 PM (GMT -7)   
I have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia, and DDD, with some messed up cervical discs, but I was wondering...........Every single day when I wake up I feel 100 yrs old. It takes 3 hours and too many meds to get me moving. This is everyday. Is arthritis just part of fibromyalgia, or vice versa? It feels like my joints are all stiff, and muscles are all cramped up and stiff, and its very depressing to do this every day. Whats your opinions, or knowledge that ya might share with me? I appreciate any help.

yalinda
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   Posted 9/7/2006 12:08 PM (GMT -7)   

hi ms kentucky,

one way i can describe by my understanding is :  fibromyalgia is a condition characterized by body aches, pain, sleep problems, extreme fatigue, depression and anxiety, in combination with tenderness of specific areas on the body

RA is an autoimmune disease. symptoms simuliar to fibro, but early diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis and early, aggressive treatment can help prevent joint damage and deformity.

i am not positive but i think with fibro it is simular symptoms just not deformity and damage.
 
of course i am not positive and a more knowledgable person may come along and correct me and that is ok too. 
 
hope that helps a bit?  ~*yalinda tongue

Marius123
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   Posted 9/7/2006 1:44 PM (GMT -7)   
ms.kentucky said...
I have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia, and DDD, with some messed up cervical discs, but I was wondering...........Every single day when I wake up I feel 100 yrs old. It takes 3 hours and too many meds to get me moving. This is everyday. Is arthritis just part of fibromyalgia, or vice versa? It feels like my joints are all stiff, and muscles are all cramped up and stiff, and its very depressing to do this every day. Whats your opinions, or knowledge that ya might share with me? I appreciate any help.
When you do have inflamatory arthritis when lie down on bed and prepare to sleep you should feel how the blood bursts stright into your joint in waves, hot densed waves and you can do nothing to stop it. Only joint bending can reduce the awfull feeling, but not for long. After time piercing pain will occure and you can do nothing about this ;(
If you do not have / never had these joint symptoms I bet you don't have arthritis.
Official dx, but I have doubts: chronic reiter's syndrome (1yr and 6 mnths).
suffer form chronic uveitis, conjuctivitis, mild arthritis, subfebrile fever and fatigue, also showing some strange kidney pain


yalinda
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   Posted 9/7/2006 7:10 PM (GMT -7)   
say what?

RA is usually diagnosis by several factors,
one of the many goggle definitions:
Morning stiffness in and around joints lasting at least an hour.
Arthritis (swelling or fluid) in at least three joint areas at the same time.
Arthritis in the hand or wrist joint.
The same joint areas affected on both sides of the body.
Rheumatoid nodules under the skin.
Presence of rheumatoid factor in blood tests. SED rates.
Joint X-rays with findings that are typical of rheumatoid arthritis

Several diseases can masquerade as rheumatoid arthritis, which contributes to the difficulty in diagnosis. They include:
Osteoarthritis, or "regular" arthritis
Gout
Fibromyalgia
Other autoimmune diseases such as systemic lupus erythematosus (lupus)
Joint inflammation caused by infections

Because of these difficulties, a proper diagnosis is often missed early on.

as for the blood bursts Marius i cant say i have ever thought of that occuring as such? i will have to sleep on that one and pay attention?

speaking of which "good night moon."

Marius123
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   Posted 9/8/2006 1:55 AM (GMT -7)   
yalinda said...
say what?

RA is usually diagnosis by several factors,
one of the many goggle definitions:
Morning stiffness in and around joints lasting at least an hour.
Arthritis (swelling or fluid) in at least three joint areas at the same time.
Arthritis in the hand or wrist joint.
The same joint areas affected on both sides of the body.
Rheumatoid nodules under the skin.
Presence of rheumatoid factor in blood tests. SED rates.
Joint X-rays with findings that are typical of rheumatoid arthritis

Several diseases can masquerade as rheumatoid arthritis, which contributes to the difficulty in diagnosis. They include:
Osteoarthritis, or "regular" arthritis
Gout
Fibromyalgia
Other autoimmune diseases such as systemic lupus erythematosus (lupus)
Joint inflammation caused by infections

Because of these difficulties, a proper diagnosis is often missed early on.

as for the blood bursts Marius i cant say i have ever thought of that occuring as such? i will have to sleep on that one and pay attention?

speaking of which "good night moon."
 
 
yalinda ,
I mean you feel like the blood rushes in / "invades" your joint, not that the joint will explode;)
Sorry if i've used a wrong word;(


Official dx, but I have doubts: chronic reiter's syndrome (1yr and 6 mnths).
suffer form chronic uveitis, conjuctivitis, mild arthritis, subfebrile fever and fatigue, also showing some strange kidney pain


yalinda
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   Posted 9/8/2006 3:25 AM (GMT -7)   
ok :) u were up late.... no sleep?

Marius123
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   Posted 9/8/2006 11:11 AM (GMT -7)   
yalinda said...
ok :) u were up late.... no sleep?
Nope,
I'm in Europe. GMT+2 timezone here.
It's 9:11 PM when I'm posting this message.
;) That was pretty unrelated to the subject;))
However...
ms.kentucky what's goin on ?


Official dx, but I have doubts: chronic reiter's syndrome (1yr and 6 mnths).
suffer form chronic uveitis, conjuctivitis, mild arthritis, subfebrile fever and fatigue, also showing some strange kidney pain

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