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Recommend rheumatologist in Omaha, Nebraska?

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  • Posted By: BMurphy778
  • April 15, 2008
  • 06:03 PM

I'd like to find a physician (rheumatologist) who is good at diagnosing unusual conditions! Or at least willing to help me figure this out! Here is my direct email if you can help me! I'm at baby00blues@cox.net.

My main symptoms now are dry skin, dry hair, dry eyes, rashes, thinning hair, joint pain without swelling or redness, intermittent pain in my finger tips (no numbness, no tingling, no color changes - just stabbing pain in finger tips & some times toe tips), internal itching in my right breast, and lack of energy. The weirdest part is that it's like my body doesn't distribute moisture properly?!? Like its dehydrated but I drink plenty of water & my urine is never dark.

ANA test came back abnormal. Tests of the kidneys, pancreas, and liver are all normal. Tests of cholesterol, thyroid, and diabetes are all normal. Tests of rheumatoid factor, sed rate, and C reactive protein are normal.

Thank you so much for taking the time to read through this!!!

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  • Sjorgen's syndrome?Early symptoms: One-sided swollen parotid salivary gland Both parotid salivary glands swollen Swollen cheeks Swollen jaw Most common symptoms: Dry mouth - very common Dry eyes - very common Dry skin - about half of patients Vaginal dryness Symptoms caused by dry eyes: Eye redness Burning eyes Itching eyes Gritty eyes Symptoms caused by dry mouth: Thick saliva No saliva Difficulty chewing Swallowing difficulty Eating difficulty Tasting difficulty Speaking difficulty Hoarseness Smooth tongue Mouth redness Cracked lips Mouth sores - at the corners Tongue ulcers Recurrent mouth infections Oral candidiasis Dental caries Symptoms from dry skin: Itching Cracked skin Skin rashes Sun sensitivity Sunburn Dry nose Dry throat Dry larynx Painful intercourse Thyroid problems Joint pain Muscle pain Lung problems Pneumonia Aspiration pneumonia Limb numbness Limb tingling Extreme fatigue Periods of remission and recurrences Dry eyes Burning eyes Gritty feel in eye Irritated eye Itchy eye Tired eye Foreign body sensation Excessive tearing Scratchy eye Stingy eye Light sensitive eyes
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  • I agree - at first, I thought it was sjogrens. I went to see a rheumatologist and he assured me that it could not be sjogrens (but would not tell me why). When I pressed for an explantion, he said he thought there was nothing wrong with me. I was just in shock - I couldn't believe such a ***k had become a doctor.
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  • wow :( time for a new doctor
    qwertyuiop123 453 Replies Flag this Response
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