Had my 1st Rheumatologist appt.. OA so far

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Well he was very touchy... swollen joints.. I have osteoarthritis for sure sent me for tons of blood work n hopefully get the results soon 2 see if I have anything else going on. Well 2 days later my primary dr and my RA dr got results of my bone scan and both sent me 4 more blood work on the same day, so I go see my primary who requested blood work to check my vit D levels so I think I'm gonna get some more news... I have shrunk 1.5 inches over last 3 years, thoughT was me have cervical disc degeneration and a ruptured disc at c5/c6... but they ordered a bone scan n the the RA dr wanted results also... primary said if fine see u at follow up in Dec then boom go get vit D checked n see u next week. If u have RA too OMG crazy.. cause I have so much going on I see 8 doctors. Does it sound like I have osteoporosis since he called in blood work ok vit d? Is it possible you have OA n RA at same time. I feel like I'm doing a slow death

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    A vit D test dosen't show if u have osteoporosis but it shows how much you're at risk for having osteporosis

    osteoarthritis and RA are two different conditions 

    one is due to cartilage eating away and RA is autoimmune where ur joint fluid is being attacked by the immune system so basically if you had elevated inflammation indicators the diagnosis will go towards RA 


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    Osteoporosis makes you loose height. Sounds like a nightmare are you on any meds. I gave up predsisilone 3 weeks ago I now take only over the counter co codamol and ibuprofen for ra. The former constipates the latter damages kidneys I'm in agony. 
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