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Old 02-06-2012, 07:17 PM   #3
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Re: Negative tests, so what is it?

Thank you for your reply!

That is definitely something I will look into. I got a call from the nurse today and she said that my Lyme titer is negative, so I guess that's out.

I really don't have any swelling or visible redness/inflammation in my joints that I or my doctor can see. The only swelling is my fingers in the morning and they "loosen up" after I use them for a while.

I had a steroid shot on Wednesday which has helped the joint pain a lot (temporarily, of course) but the little shooting nerve pains I get in my knees, thighs, arms, etc. are either much worse, or I just notice them more since the joints are relieved somewhat.

Should I have her do any x-rays or wait until I see a rheumatologist and have them check things?