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osteoarthritis all over body symptoms started after I came home from Gulf War

Started by steve1012 on 06/30/2013 4:32am

Im a 47 yr old male, I spent 9 months in the Gulf War as a crew chief on medavac helicopters. I came home July 1991 and started have joint pain and stiffness. I have had x rays and a mri. I have OA in my knees , hips , elbow, T11 and 12 with bulging and L 3 4 and 5 I have RFL on lower back and it helps some along with 5mg pain pills 4 times a day and soma 3 times a day.I have a very physical job in a power plant working with heavy parts confined spaces and heat. I'm going to a Orthopedist in a couple of days for the t11 12. Is there anything special I should ask and does anyone know of anymore vets coming home from the Gulf War with the same symptoms.

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