Sigh, It hurts.
September 30, 2012 9:17 PM Subscribe
Rheumatoid arthritis onset after seve infection? Possible?
posted by kathrynm to health & fitness (9 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia a year ago and have been on meds since (Cymbalta, Gabapentin, Tramadol, Mobic). Memorial Day weekend I was scratched by my cat. I ended up in the hospital for a week with bacterimia, cellulitis, and a septic knee. After the infection, I seemed to go into the worst fibro flare of my life and it's still seemingly going on. But on reflection, the symptoms aren't so in line with my typical fibro stuff. I have a lot of joint pain, which I never had before. It's bilateral. My hand, fingers, wrists, feet and toes are especially painful. I tried to put on a ring the other day and found my finger was too swollen to get it on (sob). My shoulders are so painful, it's difficult to do my hair or write on the board (I'm a teacher). I do have a family history of RA (father, aunt, great aunt: all on the same side of the family).
You are not my doctor. I am going to see my rheumatologist tomorrow, but I wanted to be armed with some information going in.