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  • Posted By: Johnny39
  • August 2, 2009
  • 04:37 PM

:cool: Since approximately March '09 i have had increasing symptoms. it started with a dull ache in both my hands, this lasted some time. i eventually went to see my doctor who ordered blood tests and a hand x-ray. both came back normal. When the symptoms spread to my wrists, elbows and knees i went back and saw a different doctor who prescribed pain killers and referred me to a rheumatologist. He mentioned Synovitis, suggesting this as a probable cause of my symptoms. When i eventually got to see my consultant he ordered more bloods and a chest x-ray. He felt that it could be an infection. He prescribed me with Entodolac. Last week i received the test results back. there is no sign of infection but my calcium, albumin and Vitamin D are all elevated. my doctor has ordered more bloods and has given me Omeprazole as i have an intolerance to anti-inflammatory drugs. i am not sure how these recent signs have anything to do with rheumatoid arthritis but the other signs and symptoms i have had are: a small lump on the innerside of both my index fingers (one of these is always painful), fatigue, where i am sleeping upto six hours during the day, pain in moving some of my fingers and have practically had to peel my fingers off the steering wheel of my car after a relatively short journey, and on one occasion, swelling of the knees and ankles. not all of these are apparent all of the time and the anti-inflamatory drugs might be easing some of the discomfort. is there anybody who has had similar, confusing signs and symptoms. i am not sure where the professionals are going with this at the moment and would appreciate some insight from someone. i am nearly 40 and male. Thank you for taking the time to read this.

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