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Hi I'm Samantha!

  • By sammieocn9 · New reply May 28, 2015
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  • Hi there! I am 27 and have had more tests than I can even count, as the doctors tried to figure out why I am in so much pain. I have had pain problems for as long as I can remember, but getting them looked ...

Vague Diagnosis/Insurance Denials

  • By AquaHaze · New reply May 20, 2015
  • 3 replies
  • Hi, folks! Sorry that this is a long one. I have 3 problems that I'd like to put out to this group to see if I can get some solutions/coping strategies. It's been a year and a half since I woke up one ...

OA in the hips

  • By nvsmom · New reply May 3, 2015
  • 11 replies
  • I recently got back some x-rays that indicate OA in my hips, with the left being worse. Both joints have bone spurs, but I still have some space in the joint. I was told it is mild OA, but I'm dreading ...

Neck pain physical therapy suggestions

  • By lolonpain · New reply May 2, 2015
  • 20 replies
  • I have been diagnosed with neck arthritis, however I have to wait another 3 months before I can go back , My issues include sever neck pain, numbness and tingling in shoulders, left hip leg and now the ...

Recently diagnosed with RA and wondering about muscle aches

  • By ABeaverhousen · New reply April 28, 2015
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  • I am a 39 year old mom of 2 and I was diagnosed with RA in October. I believe I have been dealing with it a lot longer, but as seems to be the experience for most, it took awhile to get the official diagnosis ...

My Story by "Dametre"

  • By dee1971 · New reply April 18, 2015
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  • Hello everyone, I was just recently diagnosed with RA. about 3 months ago. I will never forget when I had my first symptoms. I was on vaction in Vegas. I woke up that day and my hands felt really really ...

Is nothing done to stop OA progression?

  • By nvsmom · New reply April 9, 2015
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  • I am not diagnosed with OA or RA yet, but I've been dealing with various forms or arthritis like pain off and on for close to 20 years. I am now 41, and experiencing some hip pain that is affecting my ...

Not yet diagnosed

  • By nvsmom · New reply April 8, 2015
  • 15 replies
  • Hi all, I am not yet diagnosed with arthritis but I am in search of answers (again), and lurking, so I thought I'd introduce myself and see if anyone can offer thoughts or ideas. At the moment, well ...

Lab Results?

  • By MALS · New reply April 1, 2015
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  • I do not have a diagnosis yet. I saw the Rheumatologist last week. He ordered bloodwork (12 tubes of blood!). Results are coming in and I am trying to figure them out. LOL I do have a follow-up scheduled ...

On the right track?..First Rheum appt

  • By kaitashley · New reply March 12, 2015
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  • Hi all, This is my first post and hope you can just help with some insight! I visited my primary doctor last week mainly due to recurrent L wrist pain. I also thought it was a good time to bring up some ...

bakers cysts behind both kness

  • By Stefler · New reply February 22, 2015
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  • I have had knee pain in my left knee had it checked out Jan 14 and was told I had arthritis. Got a cortisone shot in the left knee as my right knee was absolutely fine... Since then I developed a bakers ...

Reverse shoulder Replacement

  • By SWY · New reply February 5, 2015
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  • I was diagnosed with a severely torn rotor cuff. On September 30th I had a reverse shoulder replacement. After surgery I felt pretty good. I'm 6 weeks post op. My question is, is anyone having severe ...

Aerobic exercise?

  • By sophiaNY · New reply January 17, 2015
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  • I have left knee pain. After taking a slow walk about 12 days ago of 2 miles I experienced such severe knee pain that I literally could not walk for a week. The knee pain of course remains but not any ...

I was given a diagnosis of

  • By InAPickle · New reply January 8, 2015
  • 4 replies
  • Hi, I just got my latest mri results. I have Facet Joint Syndrome. Never heard of it, but there it is. My spine is an absolute mess at 56 years old! The Dr wants to do Facet Joint Injections. I'm not ...


  • By Loreal65 · Posted January 1, 2015
  • 0 replies
  • Hello and Happy New Year to everyone. Yesterday surprised me because my pain level was not that bad and I'd forgotten to apply the volatren (?) gel to my thumb and so I was fine while working. The other ...

Surgery for spinal stenosis

  • By Sandyx7 · New reply December 31, 2014
  • 24 replies
  • Hi, I was diagnosed recently with spinal stenosis. I'm 55 and over the last few months,it's been progressing. I can't stand straight up for more than 5 min before I have sharp,shooting pain in my hips,lower ...

New Here

  • By Loreal65 · New reply December 28, 2014
  • 2 replies
  • Hello, Am grateful to have found this group. I'm a letter carrier. For the past 3 months my thumb has been bothering me. The pain has worsened. One night I stopped @ Rite Aid and the pharmacist said to ...

Newby to RA

  • By ltel · Posted December 2, 2014
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  • Hi, I was diagnosed about a year ago-RA test was negative but doctor told me that happens. I am now on Methotrexate 6 pills 1 x per week and Cimzia injections (2) every 4 weeks. My sed rate was 73 now ...

seronegative spondyloarthritis

  • By luv2teachsped · New reply November 30, 2014
  • 9 replies
  • anyone else with this form of arthritis? After years and years of being told I had degenerative arthritis, fibromyalgia, loose ligaments and everything else, I have finally found a Rheumatologist who ...

ANY THOUGHTS or HELP would be of GREAT blessing to me!! Blood work???

  • By joannaemery · New reply November 27, 2014
  • 2 replies
  • Hello, Happy Thanksgiving! I pray that you all have great blessings today! I don't have an appointment until December 29th at the UNC Lupus/Rheumatology department. I am on Dexamethasone but am suffering ...

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