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Arthritis or Rheumatoid Arthritis?

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  • Posted By: the_one
  • January 14, 2009
  • 02:50 AM

Around mid 2006 my health began deteriorating, I'd get sick when eating and I was having a lot of anxiety and around the end of the year I was diagnosed with Diabetes and Celiac Disease, as well as Peripheral Neuropathy with sciatic pain. At around that time I started having a left side rib pain. It seemed to come and go, nothing looked weird. One day I realized my left ribcage was sticking out, literally. I went to many doctors, some put me on antacids, which helped the reflux, but not the rib pain. I believe it was around the end of 2007 I began noticing my left arm got weak and so did my shoulder, they caused me pain sometimes and I noticed the arm would get weak. I must say, during the time I was sick before Celiac I was vomiting a lot, for several months, every day, very violent vomiting. I lost about 20Lbs (I used to be 100Lbs, now I am 75-80Lbs, could never regain the weight).

So, for about a year now I've been having this bothersome feeling in my left arm and left ribcage, my back would hurt often too, in the middle and going up towards the neck. Now a couple of months back I began with neck pain and it seems as if when my neck is bad, my rib is bad as well, there seem to be worse days than others, now my neck is very stiff too, hurts when I try to bend it back or to the right side. What could this be?

The pain is sharp and begins at the sternun and extends towards the left as if following the bones. Back pain is between shoulderblade and spine. The neck pain gets sharp when I bend my head back, its a stabbing pain in the back of the head towards the right side.

I have seen a rheumathologist but that was at the beginning of all this and she mentioned that she thought I may have had Rheumathoid Arthritis as a kid, as I have Uveitis, does this go away? is it something that one can have as a kid and not as an adult?

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