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Rheumatoid Arthritis/Firbromyalgia or are they wrong?

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  • Posted By: sylvanpegasys
  • August 3, 2010
  • 06:37 AM

Was diagnosed with R/A and Fibromyalgia a year ago.. took prednisone and Methotrexate along w/a plethura of other meds along the way... Understand the joint paints are due to the R/A muscle soreness weakness to the Fibromyalgia but wth is the entire body charlie horse bit that's insanely painful attributed to? They say it's just the R/A.. haven't heard anyone else w/RA describing that symptom O.o Hands will curl up, knees shoulders feel out of socket, wrists elbows hurt badly... Feel also curl...
Also have periods of being 'out of it' now esp during these 'attacks' where I have trouble thinking, speaking and even become dyslexic w/words when I speak when I'm having one of those 'flares' as they call them? Sometimes swapping the first letter of a = word with the first letter of the next word, other times swapping words around completely like 'back speaking'.
Is there anything that could be responsible for a sudden high bp, muscle/tendon spasms and disassociation and feeling weak and dizzy? Know it sounds crazy but living it is even worse and just don't think this is part of the R/A... Is Fibromyalgia this debilitating? And can it be set off by an R/A Flare? Lastly is it affected by weather, since it was monsoon season here last year when I was diagnosed and the last few days have been as bad as the very first time I went to the hospital then... Pls advise
TYVM! :)
FYI my RH numbers were normal 2 weeks ago yet I'm the worst overall pain I've been in almost a year even w/the medications this time :(

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