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Re: Stiff achy joints (seronegative Rheumatoid Arthritis or something else)

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  • Posted By: wisegirl
  • November 9, 2007
  • 09:02 PM

I am so worried about my symptoms. I have had all the classic symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis (morning joint stiffness lasting more than an hour, stiffness in joints after sitting for awhile, etc...) My lab results came back negative for RF and ANA antibody. My other symptoms include skin paleness, I bruise easily, I am very tired all the time, especially in the afternoons and evenings. My grandfather had a horrible case of RA where he was severly crippled (he died from complications of RA). I also have a cyst that is 7 centimeters in my right Kidney. I seem to have flu-like symptoms whenever I over-exert myself. I started having lower back aches that have gotten progressively worse over the last 2 years. So far, I have only had a few lab tests for RA but apparently I do not have sero postive RA. What could my diagnosis be?:(

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  • :o I am 36, and like you have the exacty same symptoms. I really feel for you. Last week I had 17 blood tests and this Friday I am heading to Houston to the Diagnostic Clinic for an endocrinologist/gastroentrologist to try to figure out what is wrong. Have you had any luck with your problems since November? I also test neg. for RF and ANA.I am so worried about my symptoms. I have had all the classic symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis (morning joint stiffness lasting more than an hour, stiffness in joints after sitting for awhile, etc...) My lab results came back negative for RF and ANA antibody. My other symptoms include skin paleness, I bruise easily, I am very tired all the time, especially in the afternoons and evenings. My grandfather had a horrible case of RA where he was severly crippled (he died from complications of RA). I also have a cyst that is 7 centimeters in my right Kidney. I seem to have flu-like symptoms whenever I over-exert myself. I started having lower back aches that have gotten progressively worse over the last 2 years. So far, I have only had a few lab tests for RA but apparently I do not have sero postive RA. What could my diagnosis be?:(
    NoMoreDr.s 2 Replies
    • February 3, 2008
    • 04:05 AM
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  • :o I am 36, and like you have the exacty same symptoms. I really feel for you. Last week I had 17 blood tests and this Friday I am heading to Houston to the Diagnostic Clinic for an endocrinologist/gastroentrologist to try to figure out what is wrong. Have you had any luck with your problems since November? I also test neg. for RF and ANA.Hi there, I am 39 years old, and I have similar symptons like you and tested neg. for RF and ANA. Do you have any cure/good updates for your problems since Nov?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 23, 2011
    • 01:41 PM
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  • I am so worried about my symptoms. I have had all the classic symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis (morning joint stiffness lasting more than an hour, stiffness in joints after sitting for awhile, etc...) My lab results came back negative for RF and ANA antibody. My other symptoms include skin paleness, I bruise easily, I am very tired all the time, especially in the afternoons and evenings. My grandfather had a horrible case of RA where he was severly crippled (he died from complications of RA). I also have a cyst that is 7 centimeters in my right Kidney. I seem to have flu-like symptoms whenever I over-exert myself. I started having lower back aches that have gotten progressively worse over the last 2 years. So far, I have only had a few lab tests for RA but apparently I do not have sero postive RA. What could my diagnosis be?:(Did you ever get diagnosed? I am just wondering as I have the same exact symptoms as you. Thank you.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • August 21, 2011
    • 06:39 PM
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  • Take Vitamin D. If it is low, it causes every disease and problem ya'll listed.
    Alamanda 2 Replies
    • December 4, 2012
    • 08:57 AM
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  • Joint stiffness and pain are common in Rheumatoid Arthritis. Doctors always prescribe NSAIDs, anti depressants and muscle relaxants for this. NSAIDs are the only medication that you should take for extended period of time. But consult before taking as sometimes causes serious side effects.
    henry88 5 Replies
    • December 29, 2012
    • 11:47 AM
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