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I have been in pain for more than two years now.

Posted by @sherrymalovich, Mar 13, 2016

I have been in pain for more than two years now. I finally got to see a rheumatologist, who had ordered extensive blood work and x-rays. The x-rays show osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, spurs and sclerosis. My ANA came back negative, which it has come back positive several times prior to this, RA is negative. I have this pain that is debilitating at times. It is affecting my job and my everyday health. I am exhausted. I also have low iron, which I am sure affects everything. Calculated Osmolality is Low, Iron is a 35 (two months ago), Saturation is at 12%. Some of the things that I am experiencing are weakness, tired, sore tongue and roof of mouth, joint pain, sore muscles, restless leg, excessive eating, cold forgetfulness and I am not interested in anything at these times. This is not me at all. It is very depressing feeling like this. I am not sure what to think or ask anymore. I know that something is wrong, but what?! I am very frustrated and angry at this point. Can you help me in any way possible?


Hi @sherrymalovich, welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. I’m Rebecca – I’m one of the community moderators here. I’m sorry to hear what you’ve been going through, I know it must be to frustrating and exhausting to be dealing with all of this. I found some information about osteoporosis treatments that might be helpful to talk to your doctor about Have you tried any of the home remedies to help manage the symptoms? Does an assistive device, like a cane, provide any relief?

Hi @sherrymalovich – I’m Alyse, and I’m another community moderator on Connect. I’d like to introduce you to another member who is going through a similar experience, @larkspur2015. I hope you can provide support to each other.

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