The ortho doc told me I have tendonitis in my shoulder and it is excruciating sometimes. It will be bad for a week or so, then go away completely, occassionally it shows up in my knees or hips. It seems to go after the big joints. They tested me for HLA for ankylosing spondylitis and I don't have that. The emg showed tendonitis. They said it wasn't from a strain, I didn't do anything to cause it, I just wake up with it, though this time it started later, after dinner, sitting in a chair watching tv. Nothing provokes it and it hurts like crazy. The ortho said it was just something that was going to happen on and off. But I don't know why. Is it part of autoimmunity, sjogrens? They seem to blame everything on sjogrens. Maybe the connective tissue part of sjogrens? Also, do you know any way to take the pressure off my shoulder, to ease the tendons and joint? Maybe some kind of movement, position, or sling?
On a funny side note, now I flare if I go too long without taking my isoniazid (antibiotic). I have to take it and can tell when I don't take it on time. I think this tendonitis started because of that, I waited too long. I don't know why that would matter, but it does with other stuff. It seems to have a backlash effect when it wears off right now. Hopefully that will go away.
Thanks in advance for any help you can give.
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