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deborahjane
deborahjane Member Posts: 120
edited 22. Jan 2011, 17:08 in Living with Arthritis archive
hi i havn,t visited forum for a while,(sorry)went to my rhemmy check up other day,said about my wrist and hand i can hardly move it some days,was told to take extra co-dydramol,and also my back it isn,t too bad in day but soon as i get to bed it is painful and can,t get to sleep. when i wake up it is agony,again was told take painkiller,i have had this for over year now,don,t know if it is ra,or something else,never had xray or anything,anyone else get this type of pain,at bottom of spine,also got to see specialist fri about stomach problems every time i eat get pains and have to go to loo.i was diagnosed with diverticular disease in 2003 don,t know if it is to do with that,as when i was diagnosed given a leaflet and that was that,never seen anybody about it since,sorry to go on. :???:

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  • dorcas
    dorcas Member Posts: 3,516
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hi deborahjane,

    nice to see you posting again :grin: but sorry you're having a tough time of it with arther and the diverticulitis. :sad:

    From what you've said it sounds like you're in a lot of pain.. and that despite seeing your rheummy you're not too sure what's causing the painful hand/ wrist and lower back pain. :roll:

    Sometimes rheummys decide on courses of treatments from their patient's presenting signs/ symptoms and don't always need to order xrays to confirm their diagnoses/ treatments.

    The rheummy consultation hasn't answered your questions or helped you feel confident in the treatment....so perhaps it would be worthwhile making a double appointment with your GP? Explain how you're feeling and ask him if he could refer you for x rays... hopefully that will clarify what's happening in your joints.

    good luck with your specialist appointment. Please let us know how you are.

    Iris xx
  • tjt6768
    tjt6768 Member Posts: 12,170
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hi, hope you can get some answers and pain relief too.. I've had osteo a in my lower spine for many years along with my knees, the spine was diagnosed after I finally managed to get them to do an mri scan, xrays don't show as much detail... Funnily enough I was treated a lot better after that, like they finally believed me...
    I now have real problems with pain in my hands and wrists and I've been told it's sero negative arthur.. I'm under the rheumy for that, have been since last march but to be honest not had any pain relief from it yet, go back tomorrow so will see what they say..
    I have very same problem with eating, doctor just said it's ibs, it started off just being when I ate certain foods, mainly beef, but now it's any decent amount of anything and it's agony and off too the loo for half an hour..
    My Mum has divaticular, I thought that's what might be wrong with me, not sure if it is heredatory or not though...

    Be well...
    :grin:
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    Cleo - 1996 to 2011. RIP
  • deborahjane
    deborahjane Member Posts: 120
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    i have had busy 2 days i went to hospital yesterday to have a sigmoidoscopy due to my stomach problems had to take supposetries (excuse the spelling}the night before to clean bowell when i arrived doc examined me finger in the bottom and said i will make arrangements for you to have a sigmoidoscopy,i said i thought that,s what i was here for,he said oh no you have to have proper prep before you have that done.anyway they had cancellation for next day.(today)and told me to take this powder laxative soon as i get home and follow the diet on sheet,by the time i got home it was 1 oclock and it said no food to be eaten after 1.i hadn,t eaten all day as i had to catch 725 bus.i was on loo rest of day.today i had to be at hospital for 11.couldn,t wait to get it over was starving and thirsty,i didn,t go in till 1215 was asked if i wanted sedation.i said no,god it was painful.anyway he said everything looked normal just wear and tear,came out nurse made me a cup of tea and i went home at 130.hubby was waiting for me.i wasn,t told if i should change what i eat or anything,just glad it was nothing serious,OH DEAR IV,E GONE ON A BIT HERE,BYE FOR NOW :smile::smile:
  • tjt6768
    tjt6768 Member Posts: 12,170
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Don't worry about going on, no point in giving us half the story.. I am glad that nothing sinister was found though.. I would definately do a double appointment with your GP, try and get some answers, have they given you anything for your stomach problems at all?

    Be well....
    e050.gifMe-Tony
    n035.gifRa-1996 -2013 RIP...
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    Cleo - 1996 to 2011. RIP