Posted 4/27/2014 9:05 PM (GMT -7)
I sure hope you DO NOT have RA. You mentioned that you had picked up the report results, I'm not sure if this will help any, but normally with RA the radiologist would mention and changes caused by the RA.
When I found out that I had RA, my Rheumy insisted that I didn't have RA. I can't tell you how many injections I did for my right thumb. Finally, my RA factor was positive and he sent me for MRI.
The MRI showed that my blood work WAS correct. The MRI showed where the thumb joint was deforming and eroding away. My Rheumy retired and the new one assigned to me started me on Remicade. I did the infusions for like 12 treatments and my RA factor is negative and I haven't changed to much in my hands.
Hope you hear from the Dr soon and they are able to help resolve your pain. Have you tried Tiger Balm, on any of your painful muscles and joints? If not I would suggest you try it, you can purchase a jar at Walmart or Target. It's like $6.00 for a small jar, if you can't manage to get some, and would like to try it, email me and I'll send you a jar fr free. I have a bunch of the stuff, I've used it for a really long time.
My massage therapist back in 1988 started putting on my aching Fibro muscles. I've used the stuff ever since then. Just let me know. Good luck and let us kno how you are doing.
DX- RA, Lupus, Fibro, LGL Leukemia, Obstructive & Central Sleep Apnea, Pulmonary Hypertension, Bells Palsy, Gastroparsis, Blood Clots, Glaucoma, Chronic Pericarditis & Pleurisy, Severe Anemia. Way to many medications to list.