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Knee stiffness and foot numbness

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • January 5, 2008
  • 04:04 PM

I was diagnosed with thyroid cancer. My thryroid was removed and I am awaiting further treatments. However, my biggest problem is horrible arthritis. It affects mostly my knees and shoulders. I take Celebrex daily and it helps but there is still lots of pain and inflamation. Recently my legs and feet have become stiff. My RA factor was 59. It's like I have rhematoid arthritis and thyroid cancer all at once. I'm (was) an endurance athlete and all this started after I completed a 100 mile race two months ago. I can't hardly get out of a chair now. The doctors have mentioned paraneoplastic syndrome but I don't think they any of them really understand it. I think the problem is infectious - perhaps lyme disease.

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