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Old 08-07-2007, 09:20 PM   #4
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Smile Re: Hi Everyone, My story

Hi Jules, It's very possible you have both, fibro and RA. I'm sure you know there are numerous arthritis. I have the fibro, osteo, possible RA. My Rheumy has said there is a 10% of Rh factors not showing the RA result. She believes i am one but continues checking blood every 6 months due to mixed connective tissue disease. I agree with you, all of this can be very confusing. I have the muscle and joint pain, swelling along with the joint pain. You had mentioned the lower back pain. Does it feel like the sciatic? I ask that beacause there are days i feel the lower back pain acts as if i had been doing hard labor work and can't even bend or squat it's so painful.
Welcome to the boards, i'm sure you'll get lots of questions answered by people who experience the same as you. Glad to meet you.