Fibromyalgia symptoms ra

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494623 tn?1278282952 I have no swelling on any of my joints,just this all over soreness and mild joint pain. Does my symptoms sound like Fibromyalgia/RA or possibly both. I would appreciate any input as I am getting nowhere with the Doctor and Specialist I am seeing,the only helpful thing so far has been the Lyrica. I asked my Doctor what was wrong with me his answer was ..... to shrug his shoulders and say .... "I don't know" not very reassuring huh!
Avatar f tn Hi Lanoel, Welcome to the forum! Your symptoms do not suggest of Fibromyalgia. The characteristic difference between Fibromyalgia and other joint disorder is that Fibromyalgia presents with muscle pain. Unlike arthritis, the incapacitating pain is not in the joints but in the muscles and ligaments. Fibromyalgia is known for presentation of pain at specific sites known as tender points or tender spots.
1184051 tn?1264438908 /or RA and when I told him my symptoms he said they were all due to fibromyalgia. It really made me mad that he wouldn't take them seriously and didn't even want to treat me for fibro. I'm going to press my family doctor to start a treatment regimen.
Avatar f tn My sed rate is also high but RA and Lupus test came back negative. Doew this sound like arthritus or fibromyalgia? Any comments would be greatly appreciated This discussion is related to <a href='/posts/show/1231071'>fibromyalgia with inflamation</a>.
Avatar m tn Any physical or emotional trauma can cause a flare up of fibromyalgia symptoms. It is best to seek a second opinion and have a discussion on the possible alternatives, especially conservative treatments if possible. In fibromyalgia medicines should always be used along with exercise and behavior therapy. Consult an experienced doctor. I sincerely hope it helps. Best wishes and regards!
Avatar n tn Most doctors want nothing to do with fibromyalgia patients, and yes the symptoms are very similar to MS but to my knowledge there is still no specific drugs or treatment for fibromyalgia, although I am taking one that helps to calm down the sensitivity of my body enough for me to be able to relax and get some sleep. I've tried it all specialists, GPs, alternative medicines, Chinese doctors, depression meds.
Avatar f tn She diagnosed me with ra strictly from symptoms and xray results. My blood test have all come back negative. She says that I am a sero-negative ra patient. My concern is that I am not totally convinced that I have ra. I know I have all the symptoms and do get worse when I am off of my Arava but I also wonder if I could have Lupus because I have a lot of the symptoms of it and my sister has it. My mother has fibro so I wonder if maybe that is what I have instead as well.
527890 tn?1263786727 However the more reading I do on Fibromyalgia, I can relate to it so much more. Does anyone know if RA/AS type symptoms interact with HIV to instead create symptom list that fits more in line with Fibromyalgia. Has anyone been incorrectly diagnosed with RA and/or AS only to find out you have Fibromyalgia? Does anyone have a dual diagnosis of Fibromyalgia and HIV that can point me to some layman termed studiies? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Open to questions.
Avatar n tn Sorry to hear about your symptoms and arthritis. The diagnosis of fibromyalgia is clinical and based on diffuse muscluoskeletal pain, which is often worse at night. The diffuse tenderness is most prominent in the neck and shoulders, along the spine and in knees and upon deep palpation at what are known as trigger points. Your symptoms seem to be too widely spread and muscle twitching is evident which is really not a part of fibro.
Avatar f tn I FINALLY have a local rheumatologist (we didn't use to have one in our area) and she said she's sure I have seronegative RA. My RA blood test is normal, but I have other levels that are high. I can't even think of what they are at the moment - they indicate inflammation or infection... One is something about how fast the blood cells fall? Sorry, my brain has been on vacation for a long time!!! Sed rate??
Avatar f tn Some of your symptoms are what I have with fibromyalgia or describe symptoms associated with it. I was diagnosed with that about a year ago but have had osteoarthritis for years so my muscles and joints hurt. You need to see a good rheumatologist and tell them of all your symptoms and ask them to check you for fibro.
653169 tn?1303449969 My initial blood test showed negative for RA,but I have all the signs and symptoms and am an orthopedic nurse so I have alot of knowledge, but of course don't know everything. My niece has RA and her initial blood work also came back negative, then later positive. Has anyone else heard of RA blood test coming back negative, but patient was still found to be diagnosed with it. I have done extensive research and I fit all the criteria.
Avatar f tn i was checked for lyme disease he said everytest came back normal he did tell me that my thyroid is enlarged but when they did a ultrasound it came back normal they did blood work that came back normal ...
Avatar f tn He says likely lupus now due to the rashes. I did keep having symptoms and eventually he told me that I did have fibromyalgia as well. I now realize that most of my symptoms are from the fibro now that it has been treated. The lupus meds keep my ANA negative and I am living with the assumption that it is keeping things under control. The fibro has been much more problematic. If you don't get relief in the next 2 or 3 months insist on being treated for the fibro as well.
975514 tn?1325001538 I think I have been misdiagnosed with Fibromyalgia. And I feel as though I am getting weaker and weaker lately. I need some opinions from the group because my doctor doesn't seem to want to help me. First, I have a strong family history of autoimmune disease including RA, Reactive Arthritis (my father), thyroid and diabetes. I have been diagnosed with DDD, degenerative facet disease, and facet osteoarthritis.
1943833 tn?1349280189 I have wondered often over the last few years if I have Fibromyalgia, but have never asked a doctor about it because I don't seem to have the tender points. I'm wondering how many of these symptoms are "common" for fibromyalgia. Or maybe CFS? -occasional severe sensitivity to noise. I can be sitting in a room, with people around me and noises I would normally not mind (kids playing, etc) will "hurt". I don't really have a headache, and it's not an actual pain.
Avatar n tn Since I've had Fibromyalgia, I have constant bursitis in my greater trocanter (hip bursa) as well as a constant inflammation of my SI joints. I receive shots in my hips every few months, sometimes monthly. I do the exercises given to me by my DO, however, I have only short term relief from the shots. I apply ice. I still have the bursitis and it won't go away. I never had any hip injuries prior or since to cause bursitis. Does anyone else have recurrent bursitis with their Fibromyalgia?
Avatar m tn I am having symptoms of Knee pain with little swelling and stiffness, Fatigue, White spots on swollen left tonsil for 7 weeks , Muscle aches , ankle pain, big toe pain, elbow pain, arm muscle pain, achy pain in left finger joints and is making cracking sound when i make a fist. All of this is going on for the past 6 weeks I got my results for the autoimmune panel and everything looked fine except for the RF - 9.8 Threshold is 13.
494623 tn?1278282952 Many of the symptoms are but they are also symptoms of autoimmune disorders too like RA and others. RA is a disease which can cause many symptoms. Fibromyalgia is a syndrome (a group of symptoms) not a disease. So a fibro diagnosis just tells you that you have a group of symptoms but you still don't have a cause. Also you should have 11 of the 18 fibro tender points if you have FMS. Were you checked for these? If it were me I would consider a second opinion.
228463 tn?1216765121 A year and half ago, my sister began having neurological problems and was diagnosed with MS. We compared symptoms. Many of my odd symptoms matched hers. I went to a neurologist in my area who dismissed me, so I went to her neurologist. Then holey moley, answers! After ordering an MRI, a revelation. The MRI came back positive with lots of lesions in the white matter--and a diagnosis was made of MS just like that!
Avatar f tn I am 19 years old and have been suffering from many different symptoms for years, most notably pain in my back. I have never had any injuries in my back, except for inappropriate lifting and bending. I have never had any actual tests done except for MRIs and X-rays, which showed nothing. I have been through many different doctors who do not know what's wrong.
Avatar n tn I have since been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and a complex Migraine disorder. At the onset of my RA I had chronic uveitis. A week ago, I had a couple of spots on my arm (red, almost bug bit looking). On my journey to the dermatologist to have stitches removed (totally unrelated to the rash, I think), I noticed my left eye swelling. The derm checked it out and said it looked like bug bites.
459853 tn?1283144114 But he thinks that I have symptoms of both Lupus and RA. He says lupus only because of the facial rash. But RA because the joint pain and where it's located.
Avatar n tn Hello I am 28 and have FH of RA. I suffered from viral flu 9 weeks ago. 2 weeks after that i developed pain and stiffness in my fingers, hands and wrist. i saw my GP and started on Ibuprofen. 4 weeks after onset of these symptoms, i developed pain in my right heel, which a week later involved left heel as well. I was seen by Rheumatologist, who did blood tests. RF came back weakly positive. My anti ccp, esr and crp, other baseline tests were normal. he started me on Naproxen.
Avatar f tn My grandmother had Lupus and they are thinking RA. My RF was slightly positive last time I had blood work. They are really being difficult about getting me my results. The neurologist seems to think that it could be lyme, even though all the tests have been negative. The negative MRI means no MS so she really is considering Lyme but is waiting to see what the results of the rheumatoid panel say. I don't remember ever having a tick bite but I did have a strange rash about 10 years ago.
1378884 tn?1315509445 I know many patients with multiple diagnoses - RA with lupus, RA with fibromyalgia, RA with Hashimoto's and other disorders like Sjogren's, Still's, Felty's...the list goes on. I hope this helps!
Avatar f tn It is however a known fact- i have many references- that infectious conditions are underlying many diseases like various forms of Arthritis, RA OA, Psoriatic Arthritis, AS also Fibromyalgia and others. The real issue is that it is very difficult to find an active infection present in each case so doctors are not keen on making such a determination, when they cannot find & identify the infection. I'm referring to chronic low grade infections, not acute and systemic ones.
Avatar m tn // "Is the MP an applicable treatment for my disease?" Then on their main page:, look up the many different articles under the headings: "Essential Information about the MP" & "Marshall Protocol FAQ's" This link is really interesting, check the list of symptoms of Th1 inflammation, "Hypervitaminosis-D Symptoms" http://www.marshallprotocol.