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2nd joint pain/leg weaknessw/numbness

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • October 14, 2006
  • 11:44 PM

On my first thread I felt that I had left out a few things pertaining to my condition. I started having joint pain around 2 years ago now,it started in my left ankle, it was swollen for about a month,I also had a round patch on that foot that was about the size of a quarter;I still have a slight mark there,my knees,shoulders,collar bone,and hips were also affected. I was in a weakened state,very tired,felt very ill. I had a positive ANA and saw a rhumetoligist who sent me for more blood work and a chest X-ray,on follow up he stated that if I had any new symptoms that came and did not go away to contact him. I contacted his office in September of this year with back pain,was told by his assistant or nurse to go to my family doctor;who then sent me for a X-ray of the back that showed slight arthritis,I was sent back to my rhumetologist and when I got there and was bieng taken back to a room the assistant or nurse not sure which asked me if I had an appointment? then did not have my record for the second time,had to go search for them,the Doctor comes in and asked a few question at which I gave answers to and told me that I did not have arthritis and that it was stress and that was why my back was hurting,but that he would write for MRI of the back just to make sure nothing was there and then he suggested injections in my back. I had to call and leave msg. w/his office for insurance coverage for the MRI and that took 8 days for a return call..I have discontinued my care with them out of the pure fact of no confidence in them. I have seen my family doctor who has sent me for more bloodwork to try and find out about the arm and leg weakness with numbness that happens off and on.

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