Re: what could this be?
i DO think SKZ is right.since you haven't really delved into this much yet,and considering your type of symptoms,i really do think a good rheumy doc would be the best possible place to start.he or she,if they do to you what they did to me,will run a huge,i mean huge,list of blood tests,believe me when i say that i have had to have alot of blood tests in my life for alot of things,but none of them were even close to being so incredibly comprehensive and covered like 30 different types of possible conditions,mostly types that can cause some level of inflammatory responses.it was thorough,most definitely.this would at the very least,rule out alot of possibilitys for you at one time.then see what ,if anything actually shows and go accordingly.there is also seeing a neuro too.that,i would place as the second best person to see once you have been to the rheumy doc.
you will just have to start this process and see what pops up.unfortunetly,trying to really Dx anything is more detective work and testing than anything else.sometimes that can happen fast or way too slow,but it eventually should happen for you,then at least you will know more about what it is you are dealing with and can try treating the right way.good luck with this and please keep us posted on what you find out,K?Marcia
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