Thanks for your responses. The only person I have told this to is my brother and my parents. My parents aren't taking me seriously. I don't feel a need to tell my close friends, but I almost did. I appreciate being able to come here for support.
tonight, I am thankful that I got to spend a normal night out with my friends . What I've been through so far has changed how I appreciate everyday stuff that I usually take for granted. Man! I miss being ignorant.
Earlier today, I was reading about
infectious arthritis. I think that may be the cause. It even said that IA can be polyarthritic with greater chances if RA is also present. I don't know. Its pretty confusing, but it could make sense of all sorts of joint problems I have experienced so far in life. I've read about
the book, Conquering Arthritis, and I feel that even in the worst cases, my prognosis could still be alright.
I'm going to make seeing a rheumatologist a priority. How many tests can i expect and should I skip any tests that are probably useless or have low accuracy?
Post Edited (kvn332) : 8/19/2007 1:33:03 AM (GMT-6)