You may have considered every possible rheumatic ailment before you arrived here. People with TX often end up in the Rheumatologists office with a preliminary diagnosis of Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA). TX can be symmetrical in nature like RA, and RA can be seronegative. Psoriatic Arthritis is another possible misdiagnosis. People with PA complain of similar pain, but both RA and PA usually have joint involvement. TX may hurt around the joints, but does not inflame them or cause bone erosion.
High lipid levels can be secondary to Hypothyroidism (an under-active thyroid gland) and type 2 diabetes mellitus, but most Rheumatologists know to check for this.
You may have considered Fibromyalgia but had none of the normal tender points. Have you been sent to the neurologist for nerve disorders or the phyiscal therapist for carpal tunnel? Had nerve conduction studies that came out normal?
The problem is that your Rheumatologist and Internist are not very likely to suspect TX as a cause of arthritis symptoms, and there is scant literature on intra-tendinous nature of lipid deposits. Unfortunately, the symptoms will get worse and more severe the longer it goes untreated.
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