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Red, blue, swollen knees...HLA-B27 positive

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  • Posted By: deltablues1783
  • November 29, 2008
  • 09:26 PM

I had been diagnosed with ankylosing spondylitis earlier on in the year. The rheumy told me that she was hesitant to start me on Enbrel because I have no degeneration shown on my bone scan. Just a little on my xrays. Since my diagnosis I've had two miscarriages, swollen knees and ret/hot feet. I'm always tired and stiff/achey. I went to the ER a few nights ago b/c my knees started turning black and looked bruised. They were hot and hurting. The ER doc gave me a diagnosis of Reynaud's. My SED was at 25, but no sign of gout (thank goodness!). I'm only 25 years old and female. I'm so confused as to whether this is AS or something else. ANY Ideas?

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