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Further to my post a couple of months ago I have now seen a consultant rheumatologist. I had blood tests and xrays. The Copy of the letter to my GP says confirms the arthritis in knees spine neck not sure about hips and new one right thumb. I had mild pain in 12 of 18 tender points? I am also due to see gp as it was found my B12 was 134 described as slightly low. I also take Ranitidine for gastritis which I understand can cause low levels. I have IBS which I know is common with fibro patients. The consultant mentioned Amitriptyline ,Duloxetine and Pregabalin. I know about the first one but loathe to take it because is cause dry eyes and I have blepharitis and glaucoma. Anyone take any of these drugs.
The worst pain at the moment in the left shoulder and neck going down the arm. The top of arm is particularly painful at times. The other side is much milder. I am at a loss of what to do. The letter does not seem to make any references to arthritis so am not sure what is causing what pain. I just know that am concerned that at age nearly 72 things will only get worse. My husband has his own problems type 2 Diabetes, Chronic asthma and arthritis hip which is giving him a lot of pain at the moment. Any one advise please. How can I tell what pain is what. Thanks.
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