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   Posted 11/30/2008 3:29 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi everyone...
I am trying to patient in waiting for my rheumy appt in January...but I am feeling so crappy and I keep developing new sx.  I am still having all the burning and aching varying places everyday.  Lately I have been having trouble with my actual joints which wasn't a problem for me before.  I notice it mostly in my elbows, knees and finger joints ...oh..and my big toe on my left foot.  I also have developed a red rash on the palms of my hands. It's rather strange and at first I thought it was from working on the computer..(the pressure from my hands on the keyboard..but then I realized...the part of my palms that are red dont' even touch the keyboard.  The rash is mostly on the outer edges of my palms...(on the pinky finger side). It seems like it gets worse when my other sx get worse....strange??
I started thinking lupus but I don't have the typical butterfly rash or a lot of the other sx. Can you have lupus without having the butterfly rash,etc...I know you need 4 out of the 11 criteria to be dx.
I'm also still wondering what this right sided back/rib pain is??  It has been so bad again lately.  I can't take a deep breathe at all.
Also wondering if anyone else here has fibro and endometriosis?  I think I've noted that a few of you have it from looking at your signature.  Just looking for others with that in common I guess.  Let me know if you are out there :)
Otherwise....just having a bad day.  I went on a cleaning binge yesterday and boy am I paying for it today!! Plus it's still pms time for me so just feeling really bad all around.
Ok....better run.....
Olivia ;)

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   Posted 11/30/2008 3:53 PM (GMT -6)   
Do you think that the rash on your hands could be from the cleansers? Plus that might be why your joints are aching, cleaning I mean...

Just a thought.

Is it possible that you have a little bit of arthritis going on?

Hugs, Karen
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   Posted 11/30/2008 5:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi!  Lots of times fibro feels like arthritis.  It affects muscles, tendons and ligaments.  It will feel like it's your joint hurting when it actually is a tendon, etc.  But, there is also the possiblilty that you have some arthritis going on, too.  You will find all of this out, hopefully, at your doctor's appointment.  Let us know how it goes!
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   Posted 12/1/2008 2:04 AM (GMT -6)   
Olivia, I am sorry to hear that you are having such a rough time. I am glad tho that you are soon to visit the doc. Remember to take a list with you of your symptoms, your aches, your questions. The more info you can relate, possibly the more connections the doc can make and provide you with the best treatment options. Good luck, and let us know how you are doing!

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