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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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How can arthrits be managed while suffering from Waldenstrom macroglobulinemia?

I was dx d in 2007 with Waldenstrom s and no outward symptoms. I GM was 3,500. Treated with Rituxan/cladrabine and I GM came down over a period of time. I see Oncologist every quarter to review bloodwork.Recent bloodwork results indicated treatment once again required. Onc had me startImbruvica three pills daily at same time each day. I was dx d in 2015 with another Auto Immune disease Rheumatoid Arthritis and take Plaquenill daily. As a self diagnosis on my part I think I have PolyNeurophy. I seem to have all the symptoms that I read about, particularly in the legs and feet.
Thu, 28 Jun 2018
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In walderstrom macroglobulinemia patients may present with amyloid arthropathy need to be treated blood problem first followed by slow recovery may accure. Need chemotherapy or painkillers medication. Diagnosed by synovial membrane biopsy. Please consult your oncologist he will examine and treat you accordingly.

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