The new rheumatologist states I do not have RA. However. the old rheumatologist diagnosed me with chondromylagia and osteoarthritis of the knees as well as RA. I saw a bone and joint speacialist just about a month ago and he blew me off stating there was nothing wrong with my knees (through x-rays and mri's), of course he was a surgeon. So the knee pain, the shifting of the knee caps and weakness are in my head is basicaly what he told me when he pointed to his head when I asked these questions. I have had blood drawn fron one knee when I placed pressure on it and it's been down hill since for both knees. I have braces and walk with a can for support. Very frustrated with doctors and diagnosis, meds that do not work and of course out of work for almost 1 yr. Future is very uncertain.View Thread
4 yrs. ago I was diagnosed with RA and have been treated since with Remicade,Methotrexate,Prednisone and Cymbalta (later to find out was an overdose of the Cymbalta). I was unhappy with the rheumatologist and his nurse praticioner for some time. In Sept I changed rheumatologist and was diagnosed with Fibro. He started me on Lyrica,discontinued the Mtrx and cut back further on the Cymbalta. I I left his office further depressed with an addition to all my other medical issues. Within a week I realized I forgot to ask about infusions. After 3 wks of the initial visit and persistant phone calls I was given an appt. He then told me he did not think I had RA due to being diagnosed by the first rheumatologist with Seronegative RA. I've spent almost two months coming out of the fog from the Lyrica, another med added and coming down from the dosage of the Cymbalta. I have been doing some thinking and need a sounding board. Should I find another doctor? Wait until mid Nov and see him again? If I stay with this doctor, what questions should I be asking? At this point I am very confused.View Thread
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