How expensive is this test and how is it done? Bloodwork, I presume? My white count and sed rates looks outstanding right now but my joint pain continues and I am growing very weary on this topic.
The GP did a RA test on me about 2 years ago which was negative and my GI says, "just normal wear & tear". BS! My shoulders, neck, lower back, knees and hands hurt every single day to the point just tylenol is not relieving it. This is the most common reason for me popping a percocet.
I've reduced the sugars in my diet, making sure also that I keep everything moving and stretch as much as I can during the day. I feel there is a possibility of AS creeping up on me or maybe some toxins building up in the joints...however, my kidneys are fine as well.
Glucosamine helps some but not enough.
I am frustrated with this and see the GI tomorrow for a checkup and the GP the following week for a checkup. The thing that really gets my goat is that the GI's husband is a rheumy.
My insurance doesn't require a referral to see a specialist. I made sure that I pay for that option and I'm considering exercising it with someone other than the GI's husband.
What are your opinions on my next move?
Dx'd Jan'06, 1st Resection 7/06, Predinsone, Humira, Imuran, B12 injections, Nexium. Secondary conditions: Psorasis, Acne, Fatigue, Joint Pain, Lactose Intolerant, gallstones, fibroid cysts, peri-menopausal.