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trc1962

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RA or OA or?
« on: August 24, 2021, 08:35:56 PM »
Hi, sorry, but more questions and this board has many who can inform as they have lived it. I have had such severe fatigue this Summer, like sometimes I want to lay on the floor and sleep and last week I just couldn't muster the will to check my own groceries out. Yes I am iron deficient, but I wonder if it would cause this level of fatigue. My hands hurt and I can't open jars, but no bad swelling and they are not worse in the morning. My ribs ache too and I have developed metatarsalgia again (darn it). My rheumatologist says RA makes symptoms worse in the morning and because I don't have raised sed rate I don't have RA?  Those of you with RA, what do you think? Thank you.

meirish

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Re: RA or OA or?
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2021, 09:22:26 PM »
Im just wondering if you have ever seen a hematologist or immunologist. The anemia that you have is different because both tests are not low. Hard to understand just what you have. Aching can go with so many other issues including the bones themselves, not the joints.

I am just wondering if it would be something that you could pursue to cover all the unanswered questions that you have. Also, I have never had an elevated sed rate in my life and I have all sorts of inflammation and 5 autoimmune diseases. Not everyone has positive tests for diseases that we may have. Just a thought cause you don't seem to get answers at the doctor for your ongoing questions. With autoimmune and chronic health issues it often takes more than one specialist to find the answers cause there are so many angles to diseases now days.

This keeps us exhausted and broke from going to the doctor. So many times we just have to keep pursuing til we find the doctor that has the knowledge that gives us an answer. Good luck with this. meirish

trc1962

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Re: RA or OA or?
« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2021, 06:28:36 PM »
Hi meirish,

So good to hear that someone else doesn't have high inflammatory markers and is dealing with something. I am asking for referral and I am hopeful to get some answers, it just might take awhile. When you don't feel yourself (at least me) I want to know why so it can get better. Thanks for your suggestions.