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07 Apr 2006

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hi,
thank you for the reply about fibromyalgia the other day.i was wondering,can it get worse?And if it can,how bad can it get?
So far i have been having a problem mainly with the joints on my writs,ankels,shoulders,backbone and fingers but recently my knees have started paining also.What are the chances that it can end up being Rheumatoid Arthritis?
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Healthy Bones

01 Jan 0001

Dear Kgabiso
If you stay active it should actually become better and no- it cannot end up as Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA).Fibromyalgia is a rare complication of RA though.
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