Auto immune disease what are your symptoms

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JenniferB27
JenniferB27 Member Posts: 74
edited 4. Oct 2017, 08:10 in Living with Arthritis archive
Hi everyone, as some of you know I am seeing a rheumatologist privately tomorrow and I am making a lost of my symptomd. My doc referred me as he thinks I may have an auto immune type of arthritis as well as my OA. I suffer from extreme exhaustion, dizzy spells and fever, as well.as burning in my joints. I just wondered if this was typical of an auto immune type? This moring for example i woke up feeling great, did some house work and was generally in a good mood then out of nowhere I was feeling dizzy, feverish and generally really poorly. Have been on the sofa all day. Do I mention all this? It seems I have a lot to tell the consultant. I'm only taking paracetamol and ibruphen at the mo so it's not medication making me ill.

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  • RedRaven786
    RedRaven786 Member Posts: 15
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    I would let them know everything thats going on definitely. Helps them understand

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  • [Deleted User]
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    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Good luck with your appointment JenniferB27

    John
  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,520
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    The initial symptoms for my PsA was swelling of the left knee that went on for years. My skin is also prone to the odd burst of pustular psoriasis. When the disease is active I am extraordinarily tired and my joints are far more painful, however when my blood sugar level drops (completely unrelated to the arthritis) I get the sweaty, fainty feeling which is corrected by a couple of biscuits or a teaspoon of golden syrup. DD
    Have you got the despatches? No, I always walk like this. Eddie Braben
  • JenniferB27
    JenniferB27 Member Posts: 74
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Thanks everyone. I've never felt so ill and it's been 3 months now ive been feeling like this as well as swollen and painful joints. It's really starting to affect my day to day life and I'm still working age (45) currently off sick and have been for 5 weeks just want an end to it all x
  • MrDJ
    MrDJ Member Posts: 295
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    good luck for tomorrow Jennifer.
    if it helps write everything down you want to ask the specialist as they are used to this. ive forgotten many things in the past and always good to have a reminder.
  • stickywicket
    stickywicket Member Posts: 27,731
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Yes, of course tell everything. He is the one qualified to determine what's relevant and what isn't. Good luck.
    If at first you don't succeed, then skydiving definitely isn't for you.
    Steven Wright
  • stickywicket
    stickywicket Member Posts: 27,731
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    How did it go? I've been thinking of you. I hope some progress was made towards diagnosis.
    If at first you don't succeed, then skydiving definitely isn't for you.
    Steven Wright
  • JenniferB27
    JenniferB27 Member Posts: 74
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    How did it go? I've been thinking of you. I hope some progress was made towards diagnosis.

    Thank you so much well that was the best £180 I have ever spent! I have Palindromic Rheumatism as well as Fibromyalgia which he thinks the arthritis caused and Hypermobility Syndrome. I'm not going around the bend. What a relief. Lots if meds and a follow up appointment. The good thing is that he is writing to the nhs consultant who will take over my care now. I think highly of our NHS service but really feel let down with not yet receiving my appt through and this doctor said early diagnosis is crucial especially with the fibromyalgia as this can quickly escalate. Ah what a relief thank you so much for your support x