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Fibro or Rheumatoid arthritis????

I have been in constant pain since October and was told it was Fibromyalgia,as I had many symptoms and tender points. Last week I went to rheumatology, and was told I also have rheumatoid arthritis. Have been on medication for fm,which hasnt helped a bit,but was given a cortison injection last week at hospital,and couldnt believe how I felt the following morning. I had no stiffness or pain and havent had for a week, I feel as if I've got my life back. I cant believe the difference. After spending alot of time in bed because of pain, I've managed to clean the house from top to bottom,and catch up on months of housework,which I feel would still be impossible if I still had fm. Anyone have any thoughts on this. Thanks x

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I hope that it is the end of pain for you and not just a repreave for a while due to the injections, It would be interesting if you could keep us all up to date with your progress as maybe this is something some of us could try to see whether it helps (((((gentle hugs))))) Kim,


this sounds lovely .. i think its important to keep up todate looking after your self there is a realy issue with everyone doctors and ourself to put anything we suffer to fms .. i hope you are pain free ..

gentle dyslexic hugs


Wow you must feel as though you are on cloud nine, please continue to pace as FM could raise its ugly head again.

Soft Hugs x x x


Thanks eveyone for your comments. Christine,my hands and knees have been of most pain recently and had been showing early signs of RA,the lumps in the joints have gone down so much so that they can hardly be seen. The rest of my body has different degrees of pain, going from the base of my skull down to the soles of my feet. Rheumy also had xrays taken to see if the RA is affecting any other parts of my body. The fibro was diagnosed through the usual tenderpoints. I had similar syptoms of fm 2 years ago,which lasted for around 6 months but then disappeared,and that was put down to reactive arthritis due to a viral infection. I have also been given medication for RA and will keep you all posted on how this affects my condition. Take care everyone. xx


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