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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • December 28, 2010
  • 03:43 PM

Hi, I have been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia for 8 yrs. now, and have a family history of Rheumatoid Athristis. Recently my fingers and toes have been swollen, with prominent veins. I also have constant back pain. I recently came back positive for ANA, and the Rheumatoogist thinks my symptoms are consistent with Gluten intolerance. I do have heartburn and bloating everyday, but am leaning more towards a RA diagnosis, as my grandmother ddn't show positive for the Rheumatoid Factor or Sedation Rate until 5-10 ears after her symptoms began. Any thoughts? I am considering a second opinion.

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  • Hi, I have been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia for 8 yrs. now, and have a family history of Rheumatoid Athristis. Recently my fingers and toes have been swollen, with prominent veins. I also have constant back pain. I recently came back positive for ANA, and the Rheumatoogist thinks my symptoms are consistent with Gluten intolerance. I do have heartburn and bloating everyday, but am leaning more towards a RA diagnosis, as my grandmother ddn't show positive for the Rheumatoid Factor or Sedation Rate until 5-10 ears after her symptoms began. Any thoughts? I am considering a second opinion.Talk to your doctor about Schleroderma. That's what it sounds like to me. I am NOT a doctor. So please do not take this as a diagnosis.
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