Re: Arthritis with no inflammation
I forgot to mention that I had been dx with OA ten years ago. That's what the Celebrex is for. In the last 3-4 years I have dx with OA in my shoulders and thumbs. Problem is, I have pain in all of my fingers, my elbows, ankles, and toes. The pain seems to bother different areas the worst at different times. I can go 3-4 weeks feeling pretty good except for fatigue and then I will start to hurt all over. The shoulders and arms seem to be worst. They will feel slightly tingly and start to ache constantly till the pain forces me to take a tramadol to get some relief. My hands will feel stiff and painful the entire day but there is no swelling. My lower body (hips and feet etc.) will hurt too but the upper parts are the worst. The first day is the worst but the pain can last two or three days before it mellows out.
I had a rheumy appt about three years ago. They did a bone scan and blood work (CRP and ANA and such) but nothing showed up. I was mostly wondering if I should go back to the doctor to be re-checked or if my problems were the normal progression of the OA I already have. If it makes a difference, I am 38 which I know is young for OA but I have a physical job.