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Avatar f tn The diagnosis of RA can be confirmed after the following investigations-Anti CCP antibodies, Complete blood count, ESR, C-reactive protein, X rays and MRI of the joints. Please go for all these investigations to rule out the disease. Hope this helps you. Take care and regards!
Avatar n tn For a while the breastbone pain was gone and the rib tenderness was much better, almost gone. Chest x-rays have come back negative also. And I have had a series of bloodwork come back fine also.(I was also checked for arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis as well.) Almost all of my pain, stiffness,tender spots are symmetrical so my doc. is not concerned. I have not had any official mapping done. In Sept.
Avatar f tn Inflammation of the muscles, joints and surrounding soft tissues like bursa can also cause pain. They are diagnosed by a physical examination. Sometimes blood tests, x rays, bone scan, CT and nerve conduction studies can help clinch the diagnosis. Also, at times a muscle biopsy may be needed to diagnose. Treatment usually depends on the cause and pain killers are given if the pain is severe. Discuss these options with your consulting doctor. Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
Avatar f tn If Rheumatologist gave x-rays and drew blood, and is now sending me for bonescans and nerve testing, it is probably because he has seen irregularities in the x-rays, isn't it? I asked what he would look for in bonescan. He said Paget's. Does this sound like a possibility?
Avatar f tn I was also experiencing extreme fatigue, mental fog, depression, and insomnia. After having multiple x-rays, MRI's. and nerve tests over the years, I strongly suspected fibromyalgia.(I was even tested for Rheumatoid Arthritis 11 years ago when I had my first experience with these symptoms.) Upon examination, I did have almost all of the tender points. However, the surprising results were in my bloodwork.
Avatar f tn i believe it can be as a result of FMS and nothing else shows on my tests and x-rays. Thank you very much for your response . i would like to hear from anyone who believes they may have the same problem please. also visual and word problems .
Avatar n tn I just went to a chiropractor yesterday after a friend had him call me for a consultation and he said to come in, so I did. He took x-rays I will see tomorrow and he said he thinks he can fix me..... but my symptoms are those of Fibromyalgia. Could I possibly just have back trouble. How could this come upon me so sudden? I am one heartbeat away from flipping out about this. I eat healthy, don't drink,smoke, and I am in shape. I have annual physicals and all EKGs and bloodwork are fine.
Avatar m tn The muscles don't hurt. The pain is now in my left shoulder and left arm now. No x rays, CT, or MRIs have been taken. My pcp thinks it may be fibromyalgia. I think it may be something else. My thyroid and vitamin D are fine. I've been tested for all autoimmune diseases and don't have any of those. I looked online and don't fit any symptoms for fibro. I'm 26.
Avatar n tn On a bone and joint scan, I lit up like a Christmas tree, but in labs I was borderline and x-rays should very little to nothing. I suggest you change rheumatologists. Find one who is interested in your case and runs through everything before coming back with a dx. The rheumy should not just check your hands and send you away. They should take a complete and thorough history and check you out from head to toe for evidence of what is at the root of your symptoms.
1442701 tn?1286387587 oh my you look like you may have ____(something I can't remember) and then left to order x-rays. I tried to stop him, saying I'd had them and they were all normal, to which he responded "I only use my own". I then waited around 45 min, then had the x-rays and waited again. He came back, put the films on the light box and started talking to a recorder, saying blah blah blah normal, blah blah blah.
Avatar n tn MRI brain -normal, MRI = c-spine c5/6 herniation supposed not touching anything important, c-spine x-rays - mild atlantoaxial instability, lumbar - l5/s1 surgery good results - (pain numbness in leg is different leg), MRA - normal, evoke potentials normal, EMG upper -for carpul tunnel - normal. I sleep great. If I lay down on my back/no pillow and don't move I don't have sensations. When I make the slightest movement, I get a sensation somewhere - could be almost anywhere.
Avatar n tn I also tried seeing a chiropractor with no results. I have had CT scans, MRI's, x-rays, ultrasounds, and bloodwork more times than I can count. The doctors have ruled out Lupus, MS, brain tumors, ovarian cysts, and all chronic inflammatory disorders. Here is the delimma: My rheumatologist said that all my symptoms point to Fibromyalgia except for the fact that most (about 90%) of my symptoms are on the right side of my body.
1534024 tn?1294249675 I've recently had my thyroid, blood sugar, cholesterol, vitamins, and electrolytes tested and everything came back normal. I've also had x rays of my chest, ct scan of heart, EKG, and ultrasound and all of those came back normal as well. I have a history of anxiety and i'm not on any medications. I do take a multivitamin, fish oil, and evening primrose oil (to help with severe PMS symptoms that I get once a month) Is this all in my head, anxiety, or something else like fibromyalgia?
Avatar m tn They can help with fibro issues as well. They will take some x-rays, go over them with you, take your history and then give you a adjustment. You should start to feel some improvement after a few treatments. If the chiropractor doesn't think they can help, they will certainly refer you to a doctor that will be knowledgeable in those areas. I hope you feel better soon.
Avatar n tn electrical type shocks, constant nausea (despite use of phenegran), dizziness, regurgitation, mid-chest constant burning of stomach, excessive appetite, weight gain of 60 lbs in 6 months, sinus pressure (my sinus x-rays are clear), muscle soreness/stiffness (especially in my shoulders), burning sensation in muscles, constant dull overall headache (this is feeling good to me), fatigue, flatulence, rectal bleeding, feeling "off".
Avatar m tn I am waiting to see the results of my brain MRI and my spine x-rays. My primary did mention something about spinal stenosis on my xrays, but she said that was fairly normal for people my age and asked me to wait to speak to the neuro about these results. I'm pretty sure I've been worked up for all types of arthritis and all blood tests were negative. Maybe this is a side effect of the acyclovir? I'm really putting my hands in these Dr's expertise, unfortunately, the Dr.
Avatar n tn Dr's did every test they could think of cause no one of course knew what was wrong with me. I had chest x rays,blood, urine and stool tests and everything came back fine. I was given propranolol for my chest pain and heart racings, I was given lasix to get rid of my severe water retention, cause I forgot to add, that I gained like 30 pounds in a matter of days.
996946 tn?1503252712 There are up to 18 tender spots in fibros but must be in exact places. I have all 18 i have had scans, x rays, blood tests full scans, head scans, every test under the sun done. Nothing explained all these tender spots til I saw the specialist. To be fibro first everything else has to be discounted and you need at least 15 of those exact tender spots and also there are up to one hundred odd symptoms! I have 80 something.
Avatar n tn Both of them ran a succession of blood, urine and x-rays tests which all showed up negative. Since then I have developed tingling and twitching muscles all over my body as well as the pain. Recently my hands have become very numb and stiff perticulurly my right hand. Today it is so bad that I can barely use the hand. Sometimes if have been gripping onto something or lifting something heavy my hand also shakes very badly.
Avatar n tn For example, only 60-70% of RA patients test positive for the Rheumatoid Factor. Have you had x-rays to rule out RA and other deforming Arthritis? Do you have other symptoms besides pain that can aid in diagnosis? The first Rheumatologist I saw told me that she couldn't find anything wrong, and that it must be Osteoarthritis. I was 25 at the time, and had been having prolems for over 10 years. Needless to say, I didn't take her word for it, did some research on my own, and found a new Dr.
267076 tn?1270677931 It is all from the Fibro by the sounds of it. I go through that every day, the pain in the ribs/chest is particularly nasty I know & the tiredness drives you crazy. I have had countless x-rays, & 4 m.r.i's all to no avail - they showed nothing in particular. The arm weakness and the heavy tired legs were some of the 1st things I felt. It took them over 30 years to diagnose me. I also have Scoliosis (a right-hand Thoracic Dorsal spine curve) & asthma to boot.
Avatar f tn I saw him in May, and after explaining everything and a thorough exam, he diagnosed me with fibromyalgia, but felt that I had an autoimmune disease due to the swelling. He sent me to have extensive blood work done and x-rays of my chest, hands, wrists, feet, ankles, and hips. Upon our second meeting in June, all tests came back normal. He confirmed his diagnosis of fibromyalgia and ruled out any autoimmune disease.
Avatar n tn Are you comfortable going to a chiropractor? I know the ones here in Canada take x-rays and other tests to show the vertebrae misalignment. Sometimes the misalignment can be caused by having one leg slightly shorter than the other, they test for this too and sometimes recommend orthotics for the shoes. So perhaps instead of an activity pinching the nerve, it was just it's time to go.
Avatar f tn Actually trigger points are not caused by fibromyalgia. They are a complication of fibromyalgia. Trigger points are actually where due to an overuse of a muscle or injury you develop knots in the belly of the muscle. In a process called muscle splinting, a muscle is injured and the muscles around it contract, cutting off the circulation to that area. The body then starts the healing process by creating scar tissue over the injured muscle.
Avatar f tn thanks for the help and no i havent been thru MRIs or any x rays. i was checked for throid, diabetes, RA, and all neg. but thats all the test that have been done.
Avatar f tn I went to a rheumatologist who said I also had fibromyalgia and ostioarthritis after x-rays and other tests. I am taking so many meds who is the best specialist for me to see. I live in Columbia, SC...any doctor you reccomend.
494623 tn?1278282952 Did your physician at least take X-Rays of your hands and feet ? And did your physician do a blood test to check for inflammation ? I noticed you didn't say you had joint pain... that is very common in rheumatoid arthritis patients.
1522259 tn?1291214939 I actually did have an MRI with contrast of my brain, a CT scan, x-rays of my chest, x-rays of my lower back, bloodwork, and so on. The funny thing is, when I went to see my pain managment specialist he said, "Could you stand up with your feet together and face the wall?" Immediately upon turning around so that he could see me back, he said I have a major problem right at the base of my neck (but with no further explanation), and he said my spine is completely out of allignment.
175662 tn?1282217256 I have pain when breathing (in the sternum and the spine) and my entire body hurt all the time especially at my joints, and after doing blood work and x-rays, she came to this conclusion. I did find that a visit to the chiropractor did make me feel a little better for a little while, but it was short lived. I have been living on motrin, tylenol, and basically managing like I have for awhile now.