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Old 12-06-2012, 08:11 PM   #18
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: South Australia
Posts: 91
Calamity77 HB User
Re: Arthritis at 41?

My doctors are unclear as to whether I have a developing auto-immune condition (ie Rheumatoid arthritis or lupus) or whether I have osteo-arthritis and tendonitis. My blood tests show positive to lupus but I do not have all the classic symptoms of lupus. Fingers crossed it is not lupus. I have been given the option of starting a drug which treats auto-immune conditions but at this stage I have opted for 6 hourly doses of Panadol Ostea and anti-inflammatories. Time will tell whether these pain relief options will last in the long term and if the condition continues to progress. I have been having symptoms for over a year now.