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Jan. 23rd, 2010 @ 06:15 am Summary of tests so far
Just so folks know I haven't just say around groaning about my pain and doing nothing about it. Here's what's been tested and why I'm getting frustrated and depressed over the matter. There's literally nothing wrong with me. My blood pressure is a little high, but under this constant pain and stress, that in itself will cause it to rise. I've literally had 15 or so blood tests done over the last two months, outside of low vitamin D, there is absolutely nothing wrong with my joints or my body. Now all we're trying to do is find out WHAT kind of specialist to send me to.


Rheumatoid Arthritis: Negative
Osteoarthritis: Negative
Osteoporosis: Negative
Gout: Negative
About a dozen different chemical imbalances: Negative
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From:animakitty
Date:January 23rd, 2010 02:19 pm (UTC)

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You'd think with shows like House on TV, doctors would be trying to step up, raise the bar a little. x,x I hope they peg it soon, dear.
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From:pathia
Date:January 23rd, 2010 02:23 pm (UTC)

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There's nothing to find, literally every blood test that could be possibly run on me has been run. I've had xrays of the areas, everything. There's no evidence of my pain outside of my elevated blood pressure from constantly dealing with it.
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From:pathia
Date:January 23rd, 2010 04:06 pm (UTC)
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Aye, the problem with that diagnosis is that it involves/requires spinal pain, I don't have that, though I do get alot of migraines.
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From:phoenixtril
Date:January 24th, 2010 01:34 am (UTC)
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My mother has been diagnosed with fibromyalgia and she doesn't routinely suffer from back pain.
She does however get massive migraines, and joint pain elsewhere in her body. Increasingly, your case seems very similar to that of my mum's.
Paradoxically, her blood tests consistently show negative factors for arthritis and other related conditions, despite the obvious fact that she has them. She has to take narcotics to deal with the pain.
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From:zorinlynx
Date:January 23rd, 2010 04:20 pm (UTC)
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I can't believe anyone would accuse you of not doing anything about your pain!

Though knowing some of the people in our circle, I guess I shouldn't be surprised. :(

*hugs you like he's never hugged you before* I hope you feel better. No one should have to go through this...
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From:kistaro
Date:January 23rd, 2010 05:55 pm (UTC)
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For any regular medication you're on, have you verified that none of it has been subject to recall? A batch may have gotten tainted somehow- happened to my mother with her thyroid medication in the past.
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From:pathia
Date:January 23rd, 2010 06:03 pm (UTC)
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Two+ years of meds recalled?
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From:bgm_099
Date:January 24th, 2010 02:27 am (UTC)
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Did they test you for Lyme's Disease?
Or Lupus?
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From:wolfwings
Date:January 24th, 2010 06:15 am (UTC)
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Likely can't be lupis as that causes EXTREME full-body inflammation, but they can only find that out if they test at the right point in the Lupis cycle. Lyme might be worth verifying though? And a fast-battery of testing for Lupis would be a PITA but might be worthwhile. I have an aunt with similair issues I could get you in touch with that might have more ideas?
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From:wolfwings
Date:January 24th, 2010 06:28 am (UTC)
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Hashimoto encephalopathy? Explanation too long to fit from a crackberry, if one eye is 'out of whack' (dim or can't focus or what-not) when you get a migraine, much more likely.
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From:hyenastatue
Date:January 25th, 2010 05:02 pm (UTC)
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It's odd that you mention that; as I tend to get a migraine once or twice a year (two or three times a week when I was on Prozac). When that happens, I get visual auras roughly half an hour before the pain starts, and the aura always manifests by not being able to use both eyes together, one eye will be out of focus or the other.
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From:wolfwings
Date:January 27th, 2010 10:34 pm (UTC)
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Oh, and the treatment for H.E.? It means your body need non-standard hormonal levels so they'll have to figure out what needs to be re-arranged from stock to compensate for the situation. As you're already dealing with chemical-balancing it'll be no real change to your normal routine AFAIK, just re-ordering what chemical should be where.