hm what do i do at the docs tommorrow any suggestions

well i have an apointment for the docs tommorrow

any help

i have i think finished with the rum cos he cant find out in me blood

so ive only got knee appointment in oct 10

thinking of going seeing a guy private at another clinic

anyone think i should get another referal letter of docs

cos im getting nowhere fast here.

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  • Hi - I believe you're entitled to ask for a second opinion so tell your GP you'd like one and explain that you think it might be sero negative RA (negative blood results) or some other type of inflammatory arthritis. As most people using this site have RA and you have some other symptoms you may find you get much broader advice from a site such as Arthritis Care - Living With Arthritis forum where many people who have many different forms of arthritis go for advise and support. I went there when I was still undiagnosed and found lots and lots of people in similar situations and it was really helpful.

    Don't let your GP fob you off though - this is your chance to tell them how it really is and how much distress it's been causing you. Be firm and push hard to get some answers. Good luck. Tilda x

  • thanks for the info

    i will post what transpires

  • Can I ask what is your doctor putting your aches and pains down to at the moment?

  • he dosnt know just being led by the specialists

    knees he thinks the is what its related to

    wattery knees that dry up at night somehow.

  • HI MINKA JUST A THOUGHT ABOUT A 2ND OPION IS THERE ANOTHER GP IN YOUR GPs SURGERY YOU COULD SEE AS SOMETIMES IT HELPS AS YOUR OWN GP HAS ALL YOUR MEDICAL HISTORY ON A DATA BASE SO ANOTHER GP MAY COME UP WITH SOME HELP FOR YOU MOST SURGERYS HAVE ABOUT 6 GPs SHARING THE PRACTICE AND YOU CAN NORMALLY SEE ANY OF THOSE GPs JUST A THOUGHT, NORMALLY IF YOU HAVE FLUID ON YOUR KNEE AND YOU ARE IN A LOT OF PAIN, THEY CAN DRAIN THE FLUID OUT AND SEND IT TO THE LAB TO SEE IF YOU HAVE INFLAMATION , BY DRAWING FLUID OF YOUR KNEE COULD ALSO GIVE YOU SOME PAIN RELEIF, GOOD LUCK WITH YOUR GP

  • the fluid has sort of diminished just dry now and the patellas seem to hurt along with me ankle and feet.

    over did it yesterday walking round leigh ached all over shoulders kneck you name it

    which this would have just stayed in me knees.

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