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Posted by LynnB on December 21, 1999 at 11:52:29:

Hello: This is LynnB. I've just found this message board. This Fall I began having some pain in both my
hands (almost all the knuckles except the end ones), wrists, and elbows, also my feet joints. The muscles
around the joints were particularly achy. I went to the doc and he suspected that it was arthritis caused
by some kind of viral infection. He gave me some NSAIDS to take for a week and said it would go away in
a few weeks. The whole thing just seems so weird to me! My hands looked perfectly normal, yet ached
and throbbed. I've been doing fine for the past three weeks (ie; no symptoms to speak of), but now my
finger joints are starting to act up again. Nothing severe...but I still worry. My whole family thinks I'm
falling apart and I'm also going through a depression. Should I try to see a rheumatologist? Has anybody
on this board ever had this type of arthritis?

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