thank u for replay im so scared i dont know what i have if i have RA i will be terrible
are italian? even the dentist dont know if teeth pockets cause arthritis.
i thought i have Re like u for long time but i have already joints damage so is not Re, cose Re doesnt cause joint damage. how u feel now do u take any medicine ?
nice to meet online
Hi again Iris, I answered you also in How Sick Do Ya'll Get After Remicade? topic, did you see it ? But we better move here our conversation... dont answer me there, answer here please.I'm not completely sure what exactly the teeth pockets are? I think I had teeth pocket once it was when I had wisdom-tooth growing 3 years ago. It was infection under the skin and swelling of the gum. Mine was fixed with a single procedure to the dentist and all gone. I'm not sure that we are talking about same things? Are we?
I take only herbs now, tried sulfasalazine an year ago when I had severe back bain, but sulfa was a bad medicine for me and discontinued it only in 2 weeks. No I don't have joint damage yet. I have some ligament clicking and cracking on movement in my left ankle but the X-rays shows nothing. May be it is some kind of orthopedic problem because there is no inflamation nor pain there anymore.
What do you mean your ankle is deformed? You see it deformed with your eyes or the X-rays shows it.... or both;( How old are you? ... What's your sex Iris, I could not guess for sure ;)?
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P.S.I'm from Sofia, Bulgaria, here the weather is also cold now, so being that cold at your area (-17C)makes me think you are somewhere in northern Italy.. hmm let me guess Milano?
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P.S.Take an autograph for me from the Helsinki Vampires
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nobody in my family suffered from arthritis. my dad died at 82. i got injured my knees 2 years ago from bike accident. i was sporty very active .now im in bed with my laptop watching tv and depressed.i think this was the reason that i got sick and than little by litte all the jonts affected. orthopeds said couldnt be arthrosis in all the joints even x ray and tests are negtive. just on right knee a small narrowing but is a mistery my disease. im so afraid to not became rheumatoid arthritis. did u got pain and swelling from the beginning? my joints never are swollen or inflammed. just cartilage degeneration. i think so. i read that on the beginning RA doesnt affect the joints, just around. im in this stage now. oh my god i pray and hope ... every day
erin did u ever see somebody with arthrosis in all the joint? i read about generalized arthrosis and i have a friend with arthrosis in all the joints. she said that i also have the same. im very pesimistic ...i dont think so. somebody told me could be a metabolic disease. cose i lost 15 kg so fast and i have strange symptoms but i dont have so much pain. i had a corticosteroid injection 1 month ago maybe this is the reason i have mild pains. but my right knee has loose bone, cartilage is affected, also my right ankle is deformed .nobody knows what's is . on my scintigraphy they founded inflammatory degerative process in all the jonts. did u know coud be both? so strange !
tell me about how u cope every day are u active have u normal life? since i got sick last nov. im so depressed is like i lost my life. i hope u will be in remission some day cose u r so young maybe after pregnancy u can get some change im sure i see so many women in remission. my friend from univ. got RA after she got a baby than she was in Metho..and sulpha...and after 10 years now is in remission incredible no more RA no deformation she has a nice girl is happy. hope u will be in the same situation. also Katleen Turner the actress is in remission now after 10 years.
so always is a hope...
my best wishes
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