two types pf arthritis?

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madness1985
madness1985 Member Posts: 293
edited 11. Feb 2011, 12:05 in Living with Arthritis archive
Hi everyone,

I came home from seeing my reumy earlier and felt saddened. He suspects i have OA now as well as RA. He also thinks i may have osteo got to have a bone scan for this and suggested i may have reynolds dieases as well?

Im a little shocked .. well thats not realli coming close but wondering if anyone else has 2 types.

thanks x

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  • caterina57
    caterina57 Member Posts: 1,424
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    I don't think that it is unusual, my friends mom had both
    Cath
  • nanasue
    nanasue Member Posts: 465
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hi there,
    I think you'll find on here that quite a lot of people have both types of arthritis, or another illness with RA. Myself I started out with RA then osteo then recently fibromyalgia and now maybe sjorgrens syndrome as well as having high blood pressure and asthma. It's not unusual and you'll eventually come to terms with it. Sorry to not be very positive/helpful but the best thing to do is just try to carry on as normal as much as possible, but if things are really bad you can always come on here for help and advice or just to have a good moan, we all do it at some time and everyone understands, that's why this forum is so good, I don't think any of us would manage so well without it.

    Sue x
  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,520
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    I know from reading posts on the forum that it is not unusual, but I guess it is unlucky. I wish you well. DD
    Have you got the despatches? No, I always walk like this. Eddie Braben
  • barbara12
    barbara12 Member Posts: 21,281
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    Hi Madness
    I do know there are quite a lot of people on here with more than one Arthur....has if one is not enough.
    Good luck with everything
    Barbara x
    Love
    Barbara
  • julie47
    julie47 Member Posts: 6,041
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    Hi Madness
    Sorry you have been diagnosed with another of arthurs relatives as if coping with him alone isn't enough.
    Just want to wish you luck with the scan
    Take care and keep your chin up
    Juliepf x
  • madwestie
    madwestie Member Posts: 383
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    Madness, it is quite a shock when you get told you have more than one condition.
    I have Ra and Oa. It will take you a while to come to terms with it all.
    wishing you well

    Tracey
  • skezier
    skezier Member Posts: 11,333
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    Hi Madness,

    how have you been?

    Sorry you had this one hit you. it takes a bit of getting used to but you will get there. Be kind to your self and let it sink in and remember its something you will have had a while and you have coped with as well.

    I have 2 types and a 3rd waiting in the wings and its not so bad.... not really.... one is bad the next one isn't much worse is probably a truer way of putting it.

    hang in there and what you need is a decent anti inflammatory and some decent pain relief. have they given you any of that yet? ((( ))) Cris x
  • prefabkid47
    prefabkid47 Member Posts: 1,316
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    Hi Madness

    Sympathise with you,I also have two types of arthritis. :sad:

    A few years ago I was diagnosed with RA in the hands (actually I told the doctor what I thought it was and he confirmed it!).Fortunately that's well controlled.

    Last year I was diagnosed with OA in the ankle,think we're trying to get the whole set!!Am waiting to see the consultant to see what he will advise.

    Ron
    ''Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy''. Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)
  • tillytop
    tillytop Member Posts: 3,460
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    Hello Madness

    Sorry to read your post. I'm lucky arthritis wise in that I "only" have RA but as other peeps have said, you aren't alone.

    Thinking of you.

    Tillyxxx
  • madness1985
    madness1985 Member Posts: 293
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    Thanks everyone x

    Cris im ok getting through my weight finally stablised at 5 stone 12 acording to my rhmy but gp's scales say lower but im sure it'll sort its self out! Im on 200mg oh hydrox and 15mg of pred and taking co-codomal but thats about it. We will get there in time .. just gotta keep fighting.

    Ra is in total flare up, had my hair cut today and the hair dresser had to help me down a small step, pick my bag up, put my coat on for me and open door so i could get in and out .. but at least i had it cut and have a fantastic friendly hairdressing salon!

    mad x
  • Bookseverywhere
    Bookseverywhere Member Posts: 196
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    I too have OA as well as RA. Apparently, the OA was a result of the amount of steroids I was on for the RA!

    Best wishes,
    Kevin.
  • skezier
    skezier Member Posts: 11,333
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    Hi Mad,

    Time you got a break from it and the flare stopped.

    hair looks good though. Glad you got a nice friendly one and well i just hope the tablets will do their job and you will start to feel much better soon.

    You take care and don't be a stranger. ((( ))) and a bucket of hopes. Cris xx