hi everyone. i finally had my appointment with the free medical clinic yesterday, after waiting 5 months for it!
the one thing i was hoping to accomplish with this appointment, was getting orders for new testing.
i had MRI's w/out contrast on my cervical and lumbar areas at the beginning of the year, and that's how i found out i have arthritis in those areas.
i also have flare-ups of pain in my shoulders, knees, thoracic spine, and hands. i have had this going on since the age of 12, but the flare-ups were more infrequent than they are now (i'm 35).
after many years of being told the pain was all in my head, or being told it was Fibromyalgia, they finally did the MRI's and the arthritis was found.
anyways, the doctor i saw has ordered a complete bone scan of my body.
has anyone else had this and found out about arthritis in other areas of their body?
is a bonescan more sensitive than MRI's?
i'm just really hoping for some more answers.
any help would be appreciated!