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Yesterday, I saw my rheumatologist. I had not been in over a year, had too many spinal issues to deal with.
We knew I have rheumatoid and the results came back positive for the factor.
Uric acid was high. Lately my gout has been acting up.
Sed rate was high and the C-reactive protein (CRP) confirmed body wide inflammation.
My fingers and hands have knots all over and my fingers are turning in different directions.
The X-rays showed osteo, I have 2 fractured vertebra and it's all in my spine.
I need to have a bone density scan but I can't because I have a pain pump.
He did a complete blood work up, even for lyme disease because we live the woods, which came back negative.
I don't know yet what meds he will recommend, he wants to talk it over with my PM doctor.
Arthritis is something that most people have and just say "oh, I've just got arthritis". But left untreated it can do damage to your body. Especially inflammation.
Go to your doctor and have the blood test ran and a bone density scan.