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05/06/2010 04:39 PM

Rheumatic Fever - need some help

swlady
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I don't know why I've never looked for a support group - just didn't think they existed, I guess, but I've given up on doctors giving me some answers -

First - I had RF at age 9 and then Rheumatic Heart Disease as it was called then. I am now 63 and although I've always had 'episodes' of extreme fatigue and all-over pain and swollen joints, doctors have never told me that these episodes could be related to my RF & RH history. They've always looked for other reasons, diseases, or conditions.

Are these symptoms a common long-lasting problem for RF & RH survivors or what?

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