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Arthritis & FM

Postby Theresa34 » Sun Jul 06, 2014 10:46 am

How can you tell the difference when you have both? For instance, I have psoriatic arthritis and FM. My toes have been swelling up every day when I've been on them too long. When I've googled he symptoms, this could be either illness! I was told my arthritis was in remission so I'm not on any pills for it. Just wondering if anyone else with both illness get confused too!
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Re: Arthritis & FM

Postby denys » Sun Jul 06, 2014 4:14 pm

There is some cross-over which is why we are generally diagnosed finally by a rhuematologist. I think its the inflammation mostly, I know you can get a little inflammation from FM but its more of an arthritis thing. It might be worth a trip to your GP to get the swelling sorted out :-? :-? :-?
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Re: Arthritis & FM

Postby Theresa34 » Sun Jul 06, 2014 5:05 pm

I have a rheumatologist. I will mention this to him or my nurse :)
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Re: Arthritis & FM

Postby whoami » Mon Jul 07, 2014 2:01 am

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Re: Arthritis & FM

Postby Theresa34 » Tue Jul 08, 2014 11:13 am

denys wrote:There is some cross-over which is why we are generally diagnosed finally by a rhuematologist. I think its the inflammation mostly, I know you can get a little inflammation from FM but its more of an arthritis thing. It might be worth a trip to your GP to get the swelling sorted out :-? :-? :-?


I've just spoken to my nurse and she reckons its my arthritis x
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