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Lymes camp vs. RA camp; numerous surgeries later, too many meds to name, full body pain, joint deterioration, spine, vascular and Neuro .
ABOUT THIS CASE FILE
Was bit by tick, but no bullseye rash. Within two weeks, went from person who was at the gym almost every night to a body totally inflammed. Jemsek Specialty Clinic and orher doctors believes i have Lymes. UPMC and Rheumatologists believe i have RA. Have neuropathy, vasculitis, joint deterioration. Have had two vertebrae in neck joined by plate. Spinal deterioration in multiple locations. Hands/ fingers visibly twisted. Have had two hip replacements, knee replacement, arch rebuild. Currently looking at hand surgery to regain use. On so many medications that i need to keep a daily notebook to track their use. Most time in bed. Use wheelchair mainly with much assistance. Low iron; going for transfusion. Currenlty getting Rutoxin treatment. Pain management; horrific pain. A good day is a 5, most days 8 to 10+.