My rheumotologist and orthopedic surgeon are now both thinking this might be what's wrong with me. I definitely have an inflammatory and degenerative arthritis but still testing negative for rheumatoid and not showing the signs of psoriatic. My rheumo said the arthritis might be a side effect of this instead of being the cause. Anyways, does anyone have any experience with this or even heard of it? I'm a 34 yo female btw.
Hi-I'm not a dr but wondering if when you say you are testing negative for rheumatiod do you mean the rheumatoid factor? Just wondering because you can test negative for rheumatiod factor and still have RA-that is my case. There are also people who have the rheumatoid factor but never develop any symptoms. I'm only responding with this because I know how frustrating it is to have all these symptoms and not have an "answer". I went for almost a year being told I had carpal tunnel!! But due to my stubborness and just "knowing" my own body I kept pushing and finally the RA was diagnosed-and then the Fibro, the OA, etc! If this was info you already know I hope I did not offend you. Good luck and I hope you get some answers and relief soon!
Complex regional pain syndrome is also known as RSD, RELEX SYMPATHETIC DYSTROPHY. IT IS AN EXTREMELY PAINFUL DYSFUNCTION OF THE SYMPATHETIC NERVOUS SYSTEM THAT GOES HAYWIRE USUALLY AFTER AN INJURY, EVEN A MINOR ONE. I HAVE HAD THIS FOR 15 years. It presents with pain out of proportion to the injury, swelling, color changes, inability to use the affected extremity... see a neurologist or a pain management DOC familiar with this. Many profs DO NOT know what it is and will think u are crazy! Best wishes. Try RSDS.ORG FOR A WEALTH OF INFO.
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