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Joint pain, hair and weight loss, fatigue symptoms but all negative blood work. Rheumatologist suggests a shrink. Any other suggestions?

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Dr. Steven Arbit
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Maybe

It depends on what blood work was normal.
Were thyroid functions tested or was it only rheumatoid serology tested? It may be anxiety or depression but it may be a medical condition as well. Make sure you see your internist as well for a full work up.

In brief: Maybe

It depends on what blood work was normal.
Were thyroid functions tested or was it only rheumatoid serology tested? It may be anxiety or depression but it may be a medical condition as well. Make sure you see your internist as well for a full work up.
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Dr. PHILIP WALLER
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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In brief: Endocrinology

Another opinion from a different specilist such as an endocrinologist might be in order. Some of their diseases can cause simillar symptoms.
I also might get one further opinion from a different rheumatologist or internist.

In brief: Endocrinology

Another opinion from a different specilist such as an endocrinologist might be in order. Some of their diseases can cause simillar symptoms.
I also might get one further opinion from a different rheumatologist or internist.
Dr. PHILIP WALLER
Dr. PHILIP WALLER
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