Holly, Holly, Holly! oh boy....beyond frustrating i know.
whew...you hang in there & don't let this physician get you too upset.
why? it may just be that his ego is too BIG for him to say to you that, HE DOES NOT KNOW.
he might not know what to say or think. he might not know what's going on
now...negative test results? brush them aside...let's talk about xrays! you can have tendonitis HAVE negative bloodwork because there's nothing that would show up anyway...but you can see it on film. same with osteo...will show up 100% of times with a good MRI and XRAY, but will not necessaily have ANY positive blood labs. in severe cases of OA there's sedrate, CRP, ESR, etc....but a good film tells NO LIES....like blood work sometimes can.
when the heck did this start?
so both wrists. possible carpal tunel syndrome? overuse injury?
any other joints affected?
i will "bump" back up to the top of the page some lab value & meanings of them, also false positives, false negatives and such. it's a good read.
and no...you don't want to be sick, you just want to now what to do to make those wrists better; what's causing it & how to prevent it!
when patients are seen by Dr.'s and there is NO + labs and somewhat vague findings....many physicians hate a puzzle and pull the depression BS on ya.
last time i checked depression doesn't cause RED, swollen wrists. (that is of course only if your not banging them!)
bring in your "I'M NOT DEPRESSED DIPLOMA" next appt.
be in touch soon
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