re: other "related pains"Posted by Kathy on 9/10/98 at 07:02 (001755)
Thanks for the input. I am also 35 and have a strong family history of various arthritis. Maybe people prone to connective tissue diseases have a harder time shaking PF. I have seen a Rheumatologist and have had several test for connective tissue diseases. So far everything has come back normal, but I may be in the beginning stages. My sedrate has been slightly elevated and I have been monitoring that. The Rheum told me I had 'no inflamation in my body' and I had 'mechanical pain'. My Ortho told me he thought I had mild rheumatoid arthritis. ??? It has been very frustrating. :(
Thanks for listening.