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Date: 02.02.2009
From: anita

Subject: just wondering

i have had various joint problems for many years and am nearly 44 female and have had some health problems which meant i ended up having my ovaries out a year ago. osteo was diagnosed in my lumbar region many years ago and have had cortisone injections in shoulder and heel prior to the operation. however since my op i have had 3 'flare ups' of pain in both knees, feet, elbows and hands, stiffness and pain were terrible,i had carpal tunnel and had injection for that as well. the pain in my knees was like red hot pokers going in, my fingers were like sausages every morning and i couldnt open bottle tops or do fiddly things like that. the first time it happened i started glucosamine and chondroitin which seemed to work after about 8 weeks but then it happened again and then again a few weeks ago, i had normal ESR CRP and RA bloods but have been referred to rheumo cos GP thinks it could be RA. my joints have settled again but not perfect. could this be RA???
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Date: 02.02.2009
From: rich

Subject: Re: just wondering

Stiffness and pain in numerous joints can be an indication of Rheumatoid Arthritis. Rheumatoid Arthritis symptoms are unusual, in that, joints may flare up after minimal physical activity. This is demonstrated by the common experience of waking up with the above symptoms.

I consider that, often, experiencing typical beneficial affects of taking medication for Rheumatoid Arthritis may be a good indication that you have the condition.

Hope this helps

Rich
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Date: 16.02.2009
From: sinead

Subject: Re: just wondering

yeah sounds like arthritis to me. I am 41 and was diagnosed last year. Suffered with knee and foot pain for months. Now have it in my back, neck, toes and wrists too. Just had surgery on my toes. Take methatrexate weekly and it keeps me pain free. Starting enbrel injection in a few weeks also. Rheumatogist will sort you out, mine is great.
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Date: 19.02.2009
From: Dr,adaire

Subject: Re: just wondering

where are you located? i want to send a free bottle of ointment that will cure you of this.
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Date: 27.02.2009
From: Jill

Subject: Re: just wondering

LOL whats in your Magical Ointment?
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Date: 02.03.2009
From: anita

Subject: Re: just wondering

magic ointment hahaha ill give that a miss i think. my jaw is painful at moment, fingers still numb in a morning, knees not too bad at moment but still feel like i am 90 not 43. got rheumatology appointment next week thanks for your conmments guys
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Date: 02.03.2009
From: Jill

Subject: Re: just wondering

Hi Anita, Ive got raving toothache, and since being on the meds etc, I have had a lot of absesses, etc, ive got dentist tomoz at 11, im sure its another absess, still I cant eat and that will help me lose some weight! lol...stay strong Ok... my fingers and feet are Numb in the morning, guess its coming from my back, do you have back probs to Anita?
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Date: 02.03.2009
From: Jill

Subject: Re: just wondering

Hi Anita

Regards the op on your toes, (cant imgaine that) what did they do and why did you need the op? i get terrible pain in my feet, my doc said its synovial inflamation

Jill
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Date: 04.03.2009
From: anita

Subject: Re: just wondering

oh not had an op on my toes just injections in my heel a few years ago for fascitis. yes i do have back pain but was diagnosed with osteo many years ago, the other joint pains are different. have developed lumps on one elbow too which i thought was a bursa but not sure
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