This doc was actualy a woman rheumy. Of course she was a tiny little thing that I wanted to hand a sandwich too each time I walked in the office
. You know I went to the doc origonialy with pain down the back of my legs, hip pain and fatigue. Of all of those symptoms the fatigue was the worst to deal with. I thought the pain was from exercise. The doc origionaly though fibro. I am not sure if they have rulled that out. Right now I am going to physical therapy to make sure weak back muscles are not causing pain. I have never had a back ache in my life but I will go. The PT is interesting and has been informative but the pain is still there. I really dont think it is a back thing I have been active for so long and I dont think it is really a weight thing either because I have been active at this weight pretty much all my life. But I am atempting to shed a few pounds just in case she is right.
I work with a woman who has RA and she was diagnosed 2 years ago and was basicaly in deniel. I dont know how she could deny it her RF was 880 and she had some sort of crazy high sed rate and she had nodules on her hads, she is basicaly to the point now where she can barely walk. She kind of shuffles it is just awful, she is in so much pain. She has now found a rheumy that she trusts and she has started to take the meds. It has been tough to watch and vibrant woman deteriorate so quickly over 2 years. But I tell you she would take nothing for this and she believe 100% that it was all in her head and she was causing her own pain. It was sad and frustrating.
I too feel like the waiting is all consuming. Every pain I get I think "is this something". For the last 2 almost 3 weeks I have had pain along the tops of my feet. Is that something? I got a weird rash on my chest this summer, is that something? It is driving me crazy. So I know what you feel like with the waiting game.