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Diagnosed in last 6 months. Currently taking methatrexate injections. I see 2 rheumatologists, one local and one in a large city who I trust more but difficult to get there. I am uncertain what I am dealing with. My local Dr tells me i should have no pain as my sed rate etc is normal. I have severe bilateral hip pain. Some nights it feels like my legs weigh 200 lbs and cant even be moved to roll over in bed. Many days it is very painful to walk. On some days I feel minimala hip pain, but I feel like my old self again. My mri showed osteo necrosis but my ortho is not sure that is correct. He wants me to try another steroid injection which did help minimally a month ago. My big city rheumatologist says of course it is all rheumatoid pain. Does anyone else have these symptoms? I really do not know where to go from here. On some days I feel I should proceed with joint replacement...but on good days I'm still very uncertain. I'm so unsure of what rheumatoid pain even feels like! I'm now 64 and was very active till this struck. Not anymore.
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