I started popping in here the last 3 months or so. I'm a regular on the lupus forum. I was interested in reading about your RA, your meds and how long you had your symptoms before getting a diagnosis.
I'm in diagnosis limbo right now. I have arthritis in my neck and sacroiliitis. Both diagnosed back in 2005. Recently, I have had horrible trouble with my feet, ankles, achilles tendon, toes and pretty much the rest of my joints in my body! I also have Costochondritis.
I came back negative for the RA factor. Just had a bone scan done last week. Results come back on Thursday. I'm in a lot of pain, and hoping to get proper treatment soon. Hard to diagnose when I have lupus and fibromyalgia too. They all mimick each other.
If you have any advice for me on the diagnosis procedure, I'd love to talk with you. If you have any advice on how to manage the pain that would be great too. All I can take is extra strength Tylenol.
Good luck with your studies this year! Final year will be a big one!
I can do anything through Jesus Christ who strengthens me. I have learned in whatever state I am in,to be content. Phillipians 4:11-13
34 years old. Diagnosed with lupus in 2000. Fibromyalgia, anti-phospholipid syndrome(APS)(stroke),Sjogren's, Raynaud's, seizure disorder-(miraclulously disappeared!), Libman Sach's Endocarditis, vasculitis, sacroiliitis, arthritis (neck) . Prednisone, Imuran, Coumadin, Clobazam, Amitriptyline, didrocal, Cozaar, calcium, Cykolokapron, multi-vitamin, vitamin D, Magnesium, vitamin B6, Acidophilus