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is it RH or not

Feb 22, 2008 - 0 comments
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Rheumatoid Arthritis



15 month ago I had a severe painful "frozen shoulder"  I was given an xray and painpills.  The pills didn't work.  It went away after 3 days.  7 days after the first attack, my other shoulder did the same thing.  Urgent care thought I was either roughed up or nuts.  All sorts of domestic questions.  I started physical therapy to free up my tender shoulders.  The physical therapists was alarmed when my wrists started swelling, and after a good battle with my primary, I was finally refered to my Rh doc.  Yes I have RH, but he doesn't think these attacks are related.  I also had the same pain happen in my hip.  A few weeks back my shoulder did it again, much worse than before.  Prednisone helped.  I now have elevated liver enzymes, probably from the herbal menapause meds my primary suggested.  I'm on methotrexate, but I can't find anything anywhere on why my joints would freeze up, and be so painful.  Makes childbirth feel like a cake walk.  I almost hope no one else suffers from this.  Could be something else altogether.  Thanks for listening.  I'm scared.

is it RH or not

Feb 22, 2008 - 0 comments

I was diagnosed with RH 15 months ago.  I had extreme pain in one shoulder, I was told it was frozen shoulder.  A week later the other shoulder.  Afew months later the hip.  Iwas sent to [hysical therapy, and they stopped treatment on me when my wrists began to swell like a ganglion (sp).  I was finally diagnosed with RH, but was also told these attacks aren't from RH.  Nothing else but xrays, and methotrexate.  Anyone else have these horribly painful joints?  Made childbirth feel like a cake walk.  I was moaning in pain and didn't realize it.