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Rheumatoid Athritis Questions.

Posted by @lmdonn in Bones, Joints & Muscles, Jul 15, 2011

I have had stiff hands every morning for 6 months. I have a nodule on my right pinky finger knuckle. My doctor says I don't have RA because my ccp was negative. I do have an elevated Rheumatoid factor and elevated SED Rate. I have hot joints. Knees, ankles, wrists, elbows, and shoulders. It gets worse when I am inactive, or active, or exercise. I am on Aleve right now, and he did give me Tramadol for pain. My muscles are acting up as well. Is this RA?

kelly1

Posted by @kelly1, Jul 15, 2011

My question to you is were you evaluated by a Rheumatologist? That would be my suggestion as they are the experts. Your symptoms certainly warrent an eval.

bugs38

Posted by @bugs38, Jul 16, 2011

I agree with Kelly. I would suggest seeing a Rheumatologist. However, I can tell you that ice helps the hot joints and the pain that goes along with it for my son. Also, I wonder if you're able to do any exercise? I know it can be difficult (I have Fibromyalgia and my son has Poly Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis) but it sometimes helps. I'm sorry for your pain both inside and out. Keep your chin up 🙂
Bugs38

lmdonn

Posted by @lmdonn, Dec 28, 2011

Hi I saw a Rheumatologist and he said I do have RA. He put me on Methotrexate, and most of my pain is gone but I am still really exhausted. It may be the RA and my Diabetes fighting. I am glad I finally have an answer. My mom has has Lupus, RA, OA, and Fibromyalgia since she was 28. She is now 63. My new years resolution is to lose weight. I quit smoking last year. Now I need to get in better health. I have maybe 50 pounds to lose. I have been doing yoga when I can, but the hard part is getting motivated in the first place. We got a punching bag, so I have been working out with that as well, but shielding my knuckles. I can already tell a difference. I heard about the magnets. I have heard that for a lot of people, they work!

dabadacsmiles

Posted by @dabadacsmiles, Dec 28, 2011

i was diagnosed @24 years old. i have probable RA. a rheumatologist diagnosed me. it does not show up in my blood. i am 65 and continue to maintain a level of comfort. i have learned to NOT eat nightshade vegetables. they are tomatoes potatoes peppers of all kinds and egg plant. when i choose to i will eat small amounts and i deal with pain... these vegetables are my favorites... i found this out after reading 'eating to your blood type'. i also keep aches and pains at a minimum with the use of magnets. i can not afford the manufactured products. my own research took me to joann's craft... craft magnets @2000 gauze strength are my favorite. i use two magnets ~ one on the inside of the clothing and one on the outside of the clothing directly above my ache. i have used as many as 6 at a time... often i click to metals... refrigerators, cars, the washer but it is just another giggle... when i first began using the magnets it took about 2 or 3 days to understand it was helping. now, as i apply the magnets i often feel relief much quicker... 🙂 i smile at this point because my mother tells me to quit telling people this... i believe if one person enjoys some relief it is worth the giggles... if you read the data on fibromyalgia and rheumatoid arthritis both the muscles and the joints are covered... i deal with both problems muscles and joints i believe i have both. i am condensing 40 years of aches and pains but this is my journey and if any of my words help ~ cool beans..

lmdonn

Posted by @lmdonn, Dec 28, 2011

Hi, I saw a Rheumatologist and he said I do have RA. He put me on Methotrexate, and most of my pain is gone but I am still really exhausted. It may be the RA and my Diabetes fighting. I am glad I finally have an answer. My mom has has Lupus, RA, OA, and Fibromyalgia since she was 28. She is now 63. My new years resolution is to lose weight. I quit smoking last year. Now I need to get in better health. I have maybe 50 pounds to lose. I have been doing yoga when I can, but the hard part is getting motivated in the first place. We got a punching bag, so I have been working out with that as well, but shielding my knuckles. I can already tell a difference. I heard about the magnets. I have heard that for a lot of people, they work!

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