Do I have R.A.

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   Posted 5/16/2018 4:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi to all,

I have right swelling on top of my shoulder and
Hip swelling and pain in my left hip stiffness fatigue
that is relentless and feel ill constantly I've had E.S.R test
that has come back ok I Cannot cope with how tired I feel

Doc has me on morphine which didn't help and gabapentin what can I do about the Above.
I need some Help.


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   Posted 5/20/2018 12:44 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi sorry to hear this, have you been to a Rheumatologist ?
and I wonder if your Doctor tested more than the esr ?
Morphine can make you tired also not good to be on long term without a good diagnosis
RA has many symptoms and some can also be for other reasons
I would ask to see a Rheumatologist or at least follow up with your local Doctor or go for a second opinion don't suffer in silence
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   Posted 6/5/2018 9:30 PM (GMT -6)   
I agree to see a RA, wouldnt hurt. If it isn't arthritis you can scratch that and move to something else.

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   Posted 6/16/2018 1:20 AM (GMT -6)   
I think you can ask you doc to take you a bloodtest to confirm if you really have an RA

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   Posted 6/19/2018 8:09 AM (GMT -6)   
You absolutely need to see an experienced rheumatologist, not a general physician. Before I was diagnosed with RA I made a lot of tests!
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