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Arthritis board


I will leave out the details of going to doctor to doctor and get to the point. I have muscle pain in my chest, shoulders, neck, upper back, lower back, butt, hips, and now carpal tunnel syndome symptoms (which are prob work related) I also have joint issues, I have what look like bunions on my feet that hurt and I am limited to what shoes I can wear, my right ankle is stiff alot, my knees hurt and are stiff, my hands, wrists, and hips. I have all the morning stiffness stuff, and movement either helps or hinders. Forget sitting for long periods of time, especially car rides and sitting for meetings/trainings for work. I have the fatigue and trouble sleeping (sleeping is a little better) I am 26 work full time in sales for a wireless co. and married with a two yr old. My rheumatologist is monitoring me for arthritis and told me she thinks it is Fibromyalgia. I have been tested for the genetic factor for Psoriatic arthritis because I have had Psoriasis since I was 9 yrs old. It was negative, also negative for Lyme disease. I dont want to be medicated I want to know what is wrong, I want the Doctors to rule out everthying. HOW do I get them to do that. Should I push the arthritis issue?
Oh, and just a lil history, before I met my husband and had my child I had multiple jobs was at the gym 5 days a week and had a great social life. Now, I have a great husband, daughter, home, job and I feel crippled. I even eat healthier and take supplements. I was also diagnosed with Graves Disease when I was 15 yrs old. I take meds for my thyroid. I just stopped takeing Depro Provera birth control and I have been on Enbrel since Feb 05 and the stuff is great, I don't even look like I have psoriasis. Thank the Insurance Gods for coverage!! Hahahaha PLEASE anyone who can offer some knowledge I am trying to do the right thing and get healthy. :bouncing: :bouncing: :bouncing:
Is there anyone in your area that you can get a second opinion from? Sounds like RA to me but the Enbrel should be helping with some of the symptoms for that. Fibro is a definite possibility. If you aren't getting any deep sleep it can be causing some of the problems as well.