Doc keeps saying fibromylgia

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Hi i suffer from oesteoarthritis of my left knee oesteoporosis fibromylgia but i am suffering from my finger joints and thumb joints are painful to bend clicking in my one thumb.Also its very hard to bend it can anyone plz help

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    About 6 years ago I was diagnosed with having Fibromyalgia, but then about 2 years ago after threatening my Dr. that i wanted to see a Rheumatologist, she eventually agreed that I actually had Osteoarthritis, (I believe I have had it for over 15 years) I am 53 and my fingers are very misshapened, my thumbs have started to get very stiff recently, both my ankle bones are getting bigger and painful and my right elbow will not go completely straight..

    The problem is FM and OA have very similar symptoms - tiredness, stiff etc., I would say keep active. I drink Aloe vera gel every day and since I started taking it in Sept 15 I have cut down on my Naproxen and my nails are like the end of a hammer !!!, i've never had nails in the winter. I also take Omega 3 and Glucosamine/Condroitin plus Vit A.

    You are not alone, this is a good site, I probably haven't helped you much

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      You have thank you my hands make me cry sometimes it's getting worse I've had rays done on them and they come up neg for oesteoarthritis since then which was about 8 months ago they have gone a lot worse thank you for info cos my doctors don't want to knowxxx
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      I have suffered from OA for over 20 years and at times it has been crippling for me particular with my ankles ( I have been told many times to consider a ankle replacement because as a 44 year old I have the bones of an 80 year you can imagine I was shocked but despite the pain (((granted with pain killers and exercises to help to take off the edge )) I refuse to have this op because firstly there are no guarantees that it works and secordly the op would need to happen again ever ten years ( the consultants words) and also I was told that such ops would cause more trama to my ankles so no guarntee ...other than more pain etc

      for the record I am 13 stone and yes I am overweight and yes I spend my whole life trying to loose the weight( I swear the next segment I do eat healthy ...oh god here it is again ....but I also have a underactive thyoid which does not help..but thats another forum smile but anyone who has the same as me I would love to here from

      I am still able to hold down a 30 hour job and I am determined not to allow my illness get me down

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      Hi Julie

      first of all I understand your pain

      I have OA in my ankles and was told a year ago that I now have it in my wrists, hand and several fingers. I have prescribed meds from my GP and will avoid operations to my hands at all costs because just like the same problem with my ankles ...there is not a 100% certain outcome>

      I take meds, use bio freeze and do exercise ( no matter how painful) with my ankles and wrists but please if you find another solution that helps with the pain please let me know.

      btw....i work in the medical profession

      never ever please..assocation AO with FM ...( not only has FM divided the medical profession but also remember ME???? that disappeared for many reasons and was suddenly replaced with FM

      sorry to say but please ignore anyone reaching out to you claiming they

      understand sbout OA when they say they have FM


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    I have osteoarthritis and recently had problems with my thumb and little finger. It sounds the same as me clicking finger/thumb. I had a steroid injection in the joint affected on my thumb and finger and it has definitely helped.
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    I have suffered from exactly this problem and as a result I have had 2 finger joints replaced

    First you need to get a xray done to show if its osteoarthitis. My first joint was very painful, when though a sticking phase and was replaced with a ceramic joint, I am now pain free. 

    My second finger got stuck as you describe. Even the surgeon was surprised when he took an xray and found that I had left it too long and the ceramic joint was no longer an option and I had to have a silicone joint which is not very suitable for me because I am a very active person. 

    Don't leave it too long or you may run out of options and be left with a finger that cannot move. 

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    fb is fabricated

    it is someone who has had severe flu and understandbly left that person weak afterwards so when that person does feel to move they again understandbly feel weak ,,,,ffs

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