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Dria

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About a month ago I thought I kept spraining my left wrist pulling the garage door down at work.  when it happened on my right wrist far worse then the left i couldn't open my fingers without horrible pain.  i finally decided to go to the dr.  they did some blood work to test for gout, lyme diseas and rheumatoid.  they called me a few days later and said it was rheumatoid and told me to call a specialist.  i have never really liked my primary care because she wouldn't run the extensive tests for hypothyroid.  i had seen an endocrynologist a few yrs ago and she said i was borderline hypo, ultrasound showed enlarged right thyroid anyway she told me to have my primary run 5 different tests if the symptoms got worse well they have gotten worse but this year during my physical my primary dr would only run the standard tsh even after i told her what the endo dr said etc.  so i don't really like this dr to begin with so when they said i had rheumatoid i decided to change primary drs and get a second opinion.  i found an awesome dr that was willing to run any and all tests i just met with him two days ago.  He doesn't think i have rheumatoid he thinks it's celiac.  it's been three weeks now since the first dr told me I had rheumatoid, once i heard that I immediatly changed my diet, gave up gluten, dairy and anything processed. i'm only eating fresh veggies, fruit, meat and nuts.  since the pain started in my writsts it's also in my feet now, while my wrists no longer hurt my feet are still killing me really bad.  i have also notice i no longer have bathroom issues since changing my diet and i no longer have acid reflux since the diet change, i used to eat the ultra tumbs antacid upwards of 6 per day, since the diet change i haven't used one.

 

Some days i wake up with pain in other places such as my knees or the tendons in my neck or forearms but those pains are gone with in a day or two however my feet aren't getting any better.  i am sort of nervous and hoping in time my feet will get  better, i guess i'm just wondering if others had pain that stayed in one spot for a long time after changing their diet and if they would have pain in their tendons and joints in other areas that would come and go?  I also have one toe and one finger that are always swollen. 

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Hmmm  I have terrible left wrist pain too... I was sent to a Rheumatologist years ago too... no RA.  Amazing how this is all starting to come together!  I'm expecting to feel better than I have in  YEARS!!  I've had back injections, knee and plantar injections!  I've had restless leg syndrome... the list goes on.  I used to tell people, "someday, they'll name a syndrome after me".... because I had so many weird, seemingly disconnected issues!!  TA  DA!!  It had a name all along!

 

Debbie

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