Re: OCD and Rhumatoid Arthritis Connection?
I also have Rheumatoid arthritis, and have OCD in both ankles. Noone ever said that there was a relationship between the two. And, when i had the ankle scope and drilling, the surgeon said that my ankle joint looked good, and the synovial biopsy was clear of rheumatoid. That's not saying they aren't related, but my understanding is that OCD is more mechanical in nature, and is usually due to trauma of some kind.
How did they diagnose you with RA? I thought blood tests alone aren't conclusive, as so many people have high SED rates and RA factors. Did you have pain and swelling in any joints? I'd suggest that you see a rheumatologist for the RA. If you have it, you should definitely be followed and treated for the RA.
I noticed that you are in New york...I had my OCD surgery at Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan, and one reason i picked them is because they supposedly are experts at RA as well as orthopedics.
Mazzie--that arthritis you are referring to is osteo arthritis. RA is an auto immune disease that attacks the joints.