Posted 3/21/2018 9:04 PM (GMT -7)
sorry about your Mother
Try to get her a second Rheumatologist to get another opinion
are her hands or knees stiff hard to move in mornings when she wakes up ?
do they swell or feel hot ?
Dose she always feel tired or want to rest alot ?
and when she gets up from sitting is the pain worse and last a long time?
these are a few questions the rheumatologist would ask her
some good tests are;
whole body bone scan - this shows inflamation
ESR or Sed Rate, Blood test
CRP - C-reactive protein ,Blood Test
Hope this helps a bit
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