Hormone Replacement Therapy after several misdiagnoses
Where to start! Im a 56 yr old female. Back in 2016 I found out that my kidney was 100% blocked, had reconstructive surgery. Everything was suppose to be beautiful! 1 week after, my knee blew up and my leg was horrifically swollen. They said it was a ruptured baker cyst, see an orthopedic surgeon, I did. He had me go to physical therapy, my physical therapist said please go to a heart doctor, this cant be from a ruptured baker cyst. I went to the cardiologist, he ran tests said everything looked great. But I wasnt great. He said the only think he could see from tests run was my groin lymph node was very swollen, I needed to see a surgeon, I went to the surgeon, he said everything looked great. Then progressively different joints wold become affected, my right wrist became swollen, stiff and almost unbearable to move, the bottom (balls) of my feet, my left knee, my right shoulder, the joint pain was unreal. My GP did tons of blood word, my ANA came back positive 1:320 homogeneous pattern positive cytoplasmic pattern (whatever all that means) C-reactive protein was 51.9 my GP sent me to a rheumatologist, she did yet more blood work, said I didnt have Lupus but would call it polymyalgia rheumatica (whatever that is) Rheumatologist put me on prednisone.. I have since gained 60 lbs, but my inflammation levels have decreased tremendously, so Dr has started decreasing the prednisone. Have since gone to my OBGYN, apparently my hormone levels are non-existant, as she called it “flatlined” so now Im on a hormone replacement therapy. At what point do these drs work together? I have never in my life encountered anything like this! Any help would be so greatly appreciated!