About 24 months ago I was confirmed to have the HLA-B27 gene. My joints have hurt for 20 years. In the past 2 years my joints or really just about my entire body has been getting worse on a near daily rate. Past rheumatologists say, because of the gene I have my pain is likely onset ankylosing spondolytis. But because there is not definitive evidence they were calling it undifferentiated spondyloarthritis. Due to insurance changes I had to get a new rheumatologist. Over the past 9 months I have drastically gone down hill. I figured the RA is starting to get aggressive. So I go to the new rheumatologist and she says that she currently does not believe I even have any form of RA at all. My C-reactive protein is 18.6, where normal is 0.0 to 3.2. However my Sed rate is normal. That is what she is basing her decision on. Because of the gene I also have been confirmed to have fibromyalgia, enthisitis, tarsel tunnel syndrome, scoliosis, chronic headaches, high blood pressure, anxiety, insomnia, bi-lateral shoulder subacromial bursitus, bi-lateral shoulder rotator cuff tendonitis, bi-lateral shoulder degenerative disease, bi-lateral shoulder rotator cuff tears, bi-lateral shoulder impingments, cervical facet syndrome, lumbar facet syndrome, barretts esophagus, hiatus hernia, gastritus, diverticulosis of large intestines, first degree hemroids, 50% hearing loss, loss of near vision, GERD, IBS, I had to have fusion of L5-S1. In the past couple days I have also been diagnosed with venous Reflux disease, metatarsus primas vera in both feet, bunion on my right foot, hammer toe on my right foot, osteoarthritis in both feet, pes planus both feet, osteoarthritis in my S.I. joints and hip joints and osteoarthritis in both hands and both shoulders. With all of these issues, is it not ankylosing spondolytis just running a muck throughout my body? Or am I just flat falling apart at 51 years old?
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