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Date: 22.04.2010
From: Kirstine

Subject: FMS & RA

Just wondering if its possible to have both? Ive been speaking to a friend who has fms and was telling her about my symptoms and she thinks ive got both.
I initialy went to the docs with extreame weakness, tiredness and pain in my arms, legs shoulders. After blood tests it revealed a positive RF and CRP ect so rummy atarted me on MTX and other things. Im on 20mg mtx and my joints re becomming less painful but my muscles are still increadible sore. Ive akways had headaches so cant say thats the mtx. Went and saw rummy about the waekness and saw a student who simply said the weakness is the ra, not mtx.
Im just so frusterated as my memory is also becomming horrendous and cant gt my words out most of the time.

Should i push the rummy tk investigate further? His only examination was of my hands and feet, he wasnt interested in anything else! Sorry for rambleing
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Date: 22.04.2010
From: jill

Subject: Re: FMS & RA

Hi Kristine, Your rhymmny shouls have checked u all over....plus ya dont want to listen to students/ sorrry if any sturdent rhummys in here, but ive had conflicting stuff said to me...I will always go to 'The Main Man' Kristine.im being ignorant, but what is FMS? fatigue makes us feel weak, i get that, goes along with the condition apparently, and the MTX makes us feel rotten, so that doesnt help either, I wld defffo push your rhummy for better investigations of you....let us know what happens Jill x
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Date: 22.04.2010
From: Kirstine

Subject: Re: FMS & RA

Your not being ignorant lol FMS is fibromyalgia syndrome. Its lumped together in the arthritis category but doesnt cause inflamation or joint damage, just pain in muscles.
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Date: 22.04.2010
From: KayJay

Subject: Re: FMS & RA

Kirstine YES I have both Fybromyalgia and RA. Started with Fibro about 2 years ago it was the same old thing had to go to the GP's for ages before she diagnosed it. She put me on Amytriptiline to help me sleep and painful neck. Was diagnosed with RA a couple of months ago. Sometimes with Fibro you feel as though you are so stiff you can't move with extreme tiredness. However I'm starting to think that Fibro may be early RA ? Dunno just a thought.
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Date: 22.04.2010
From: JIll

Subject: Re: FMS & RA

i have friend KJ that was diagnosed with Fibro, she is soooooooo fatigued...seems similar to artha, but xrays show NO damage, and she has had it years...so guess they have her diagnosis correct...Remember tho, R.A. any of the Arthas, cause fatigue, or tiredness, and the meds do too...I also get Tendon pain, muscle spasm, aswell as painful joints...what a pain in the Butt Huh? lol I even get that too!!!!!
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Date: 22.04.2010
From: KayJay

Subject: Re: FMS & RA

Hey Jill yes I think it's hard to separate the 2 - Fibro/RA as regards the tiredness but they found synovitis through the scans. Could have told them actually something was wrong what with the pain and swelling in the fingers aka " sausage " fingers !! I've also got Diabetes and that can make you tired as well - it's no good I'll just have to kip all time ;0) Yeah have had pain the butt as well - piles / and prolapse bowel.Had the injections for them and fingers crossed not much problems now.
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Date: 22.04.2010
From: Jill

Subject: Re: FMS & RA

eeek prolapse Bowel.......blimey! had a prolapse womb....synovitis is inflamation of the synovum, xrays show me that i have it in feet and hip areas...nasty.... however, we can get synovitis anywhere in the bod! sure ive got it in the Butt aswell LOLOLOLOL
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Date: 22.04.2010
From: KayJay

Subject: Re: FMS & RA

He He Jill. I've got in in my knuckles. I woke up the other morning and the pain in my knees were like someone hammering a nail in them !! Ouch ! not had it that bad before.
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Date: 23.04.2010
From: Bernie

Subject: Re: FMS & RA

Hi Kayjay, I have fms aswell and my knees have been very sore of late, don't know why. I'm on 75mg of amitryptaline but my body pains are getting bad again, I find that once tour body gets used to them, the pain comes back. Can I ask you what dosage your on?
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Date: 23.04.2010
From: KayJay

Subject: Re: FMS & RA

Yes Bernie. I'm on 1-3 @ 10mg at night. I'm trying not to take 3 though so as not to get used to them. They have worked wonders for my neck pain but I'm sill not sleepig very well :0(
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Date: 24.04.2010
From: Bernie

Subject: Re: FMS & RA

I do take 3, thet help me sleep but during the day I'm very sore. I'm waiting on an appointment to see rhummy.
We soldier on ;-)
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Date: 24.04.2010
From: KayJay

Subject: Re: FMS & RA

Yes Bernie - I don;t like the alternative HeHe ..... Good Luck with the Rhummie appointment ;0)
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