Re: Fibro, RA, or maybe both?
Hi, It is very confusing, this fibro, because it feels like it's the joints, but everything is just so interconnected. I'm with bluelake lady, there's no way to know without a test or two. I just did a lip biopsy for sjogrens, and it was negative, but it seems so much like it should be something rheumatological. I have weird stuff suddenly crop up and go away, too. The knee's suddenky gone out on me a few times for a while, and then it's ok again.
I have had the feeling that someone just rammed a crowbar through and through the knee, and I just scream. The rheumatologist sayed, yes, its fibro.
I had facet injections in my back, and also cortizone in to a muscle in my head for H/A's, but I realized that it seemed helpful the first time, and then each successive time I had a worse and worse result, until the last time, after the numbing med. put in at the end wore off, I felt like I had a knife in my back, for the longest. if not for my Flector patches, I would have gone to the er.
I researched cortizone, and found out it crystalizes and causes micro tears. Do a search for tennis elbow and cortizone, and you'll see it is counter productive. Did't know what they used in your injections. maybe it's something else, just want to make people aware.