A barrage of symptoms and few answers.

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   Posted 2/13/2018 7:19 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello, everyone!

3 months ago a was awakened by strong back pain. From then on back pain was something I felt in the morning when awakening or it would wake me.

During this time I began to experience some minor eye pain and minor blurry vision that goes away after a few blinks.

Some joint pains as well started up.

Then 3 weeks ago some abdominal pain.

And then 2 weeks ago some rib pain. On and off. On my sides AND near sternum. Lower ribs mostly though.

GI doctor did an endoscopy and a colonoscopy today and said all looked good.

I REALLY don’t want to have some spinal type arthritis. I’m 33.

Any chance it could be H. pylori, TB(I think I tested positive some years ago), vitamin d deficiency(I was recently diagnosed, and my wife too and she has had similar issues but not all) or something else?

Thank you!

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   Posted 2/14/2018 11:57 AM (GMT -7)   
TinyTom, the list of symptoms you have listed above could be a result of many things & not necessarily RA. Some things to consider is the age of your mattress, wearing the same shoes every day, & even sleeping wrong in bed. There are a lot of OTC things to try such as the pain patches. Your GP should be able to order a test for h-pyloria. Unfortunately, when looking up symptoms on the internet it gets us no where because many conditions have overlapping symptoms.

I would suggest that you go to the Mayo Clinics website & type in RA. They give a very good & reliable information about symptoms of RA & the appropriate testing & treatment. A rheumatologist is the type of dr to see for RA diagnosis.

Take care.
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   Posted Yesterday 8:54 AM (GMT -7)   
If an endoscopy was done, chances are they tested for H. pylori. Talk to your GI. Get the report. It is a good idea to keep all your own medical records.
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