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Still no idea whats wrong with me, any help would be good

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  • Posted By: kittyb
  • April 18, 2008
  • 11:06 PM

Today I was told that I have inflammation in my hips for which I am recieving treatment from my chiropractor. However they also told me that there were high levels of leukocytes in my urine and they needed to take another test.

In the past I have had iritis that was treated with steroid drops, inflammation in my ankle which was treated with a steroid injection into the area ( but it is still as painful as before) and after a virus whilst skiing I had a problem where my hands went a bluey/green colour when they were cold, this persisted for about six months.

I visited my doctors about my ankle and they said that there were high rheumatoid indicators, but they could not diagnose me with something specifically. I know that it is notoriously difficult to diagnose inflammatory conditions because an ex suffers with UC and PSC and went through the misdiagnosis with him but this also makes me aware of the indicators.

My general day to day complaints are tiredness, achey joints, mouth ulcers, i have cold sores and have had impetigo.I am doing the usual looking on the internet for solutions and would appreciate some input. Life is becoming increasingly frustrating and I feel like I am just going dowhill.


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  • here are a couple of things to research 1. hormones (ovarian) are you on BCP?2. Thyroid Joan
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  • Have they checked you for HLA B27 antigen? It is associated with certain rheum disorders. It almost sounds like you may benefit from going to another rheumatologist and emphasizing to this person that you need a diagnosis so that you can be properly treated.If/when you go, bring a copy of all prior lab studies and their results, including the normal ranges and dates they were done. Also, if you could summarize all your past and present symptoms chronologically on one page- with dates, this would also help them diagnose you faster.Best Wishes
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