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Hi all,

Following my first rheumy appt. on the 25/8 I received a phone call today from my doctor stating that my blood tests have come back negative for any signs of inflammation, therefore everything appears to be ok. He did say that other specialist tests taking longer to come back but im having doubts now and feel like maybe things are not what I believe them to be.

My follow-up appointment is not until January 2010 which leaves me to think that unless something drastic happens to me, then I am just going to have to accept things the way they are right now.

I have not told any of my family about the symptoms I have been experiencing or the way that I am feeling because I feel like they really wouldnt have a clue.

Right now I am experiencing intermittent joint pain especially in my hands, elbows and knees. I went out on Friday night and found the music to be too loud for my ears and I have had constant ringing in both ears ever since. I have inflamed gums/gum disease which causes my teeth to be sensitive. My mouth always seems to be dry and my throat which tends to feel sore in the evenings. I also get sudden sharp pains in my neck and back. I have been feeling very tired for the past week.

I dont really want to go and see my doctor with all sorts of non-specific symptoms as I am really starting to feel like a hypochondriac. I am trying to find a job but cannot put my all into it because I know I am not feeling 100%, I am currently working part-time on a voluntary basis.

Sorry if this thread is abit long but I just needed to express myself.

Thanks for listening.........:)
 

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Thanks to all those who took time to read my thread and also for your responses.

It is unfortunate that most Drs. are not willing to treat patients with particular symptoms unless something shows up in their blood work.

I feel like I have the body of a much older person even though I just turned 38. For the past couple of days I have been feeling the change in the weather and the cold gets to my knees which causes me to have severe joint pain. With me complaining about things hurting etc. my husband keeps calling me an old women. I just wish I could say to him "the reason why I am getting these pains is because I have or believe I have some type of condition" but I dont think it would go done too well. Besides I would rather be certain of things before I start discussing it. I havent even mentioned my visit to the rheumy, although he was aware that I had a hospital appointment.

Although no one really wishes to have a disease, I need to know what is going on with my body as I am definatley not feeling as young and fit as I use to and get tired so easily from doing a bit of housework. :worried:

I have three children who I do most things for but I am really finding it difficult to do as much as I used to.

I have been keeping a symptom diary since May '09' but although I do have a rash on my face which comes and goes, it is not that noticable to others especially as I have dark skin.

Here's hoping that something changes for the better soon............;)
 
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