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Date Joined Dec 2006
Total Posts : 4
   Posted 12/30/2006 3:15 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello i'm new to site .I have oa but am in a lot of pain meds not working been to rheummy had some blood tests and going for bone scan in new year rheummy thinks could be ra . Have oa in feet hands lower back plus new pain that starts in my upper spin goes round to my chest and down my left arm. find i'm allways tierd and snappy not like me at all have just returned to work just doing 5 hours a day but struggling.

Feeling like crawling away on my own.

Flik confused

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Date Joined May 2006
Total Posts : 1179
   Posted 12/30/2006 4:34 PM (GMT -7)   
hi flik sry to hear u r not feeling well. did ur rhuemmy take any blood work? what meds are u taking? perhaps someone can give some insight to how they responded to them? hope you get some answeres for the new year take care

JJ&Ms Mom
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Date Joined Nov 2006
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   Posted 12/30/2006 6:04 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello Flik.  Sorry you are feeling so bad.  What meds are you taking for pain?  The pain in your spine is probably not ra.  It doesn't affect the spine, only joints.  Has your rhuemy taken blood tests?  It took my rhuemy awhile to diagnose my ra because I have a negative rhuematiod factor.  She eventually did an MRI which showed positive for RA.  The good thing about the diagnosis is they can give you different medicines.  The bad thing about know is they can give you different medicines.  I hope all turns out well for you.

Crazy Grandma

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Date Joined Mar 2005
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   Posted 12/30/2006 11:26 PM (GMT -7)   
Welcome Flik,

I'm sure sorry that you are having such a time and we can all relate to your pain tht's for sure.The bone scan will your Rheumy fiquer out if you have arthritis in your spine or if you have Osteoprocise(sp)that can cause pain as well.Please let us know how your bone scan goes and please know that you are welcome any time.................................

New Member

Date Joined Dec 2006
Total Posts : 4
   Posted 12/31/2006 4:38 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi everyone thanks

have had blood tests not had results yet. taking arcoxia(etoricoxib)90mg one in evening not working rheummy gave me leaflet of sulfazalien he is thinking of giving me has lots of sideffects just have to what .
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