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Thanks so much for the information you've shared thus far.
I have seen about 4 rheumatologist over the past 17 years for my FM and just get the same standard answer from them. When I express to them the pain I have in spite of all the meds I have tried I have been told that I need to just accept what I have and treat the symptoms. When I question the joint damage I have already seen, I am told that it's not RA but just osteoarthritis.
I guess my question is, after all that is it a legitimate concern to proceed with the possibility that it could be something more, maybe even AS.
I joined the Spondylitis Association of America and just contacted a rheumatologist at UVA. My records are being sent to her to review. Should I also tell her what I want to know or just let her review everything?

May 11, 2012 - 12:15pm


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