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Somebody please respond? Wrists, elbows, ankles, hips....

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  • Posted By: IslandGirl26
  • February 21, 2010
  • 11:50 PM

Wrists, elbows, hips, knees, & ankles... Too young for this!
I am 29 years old. I have a strange problem with my joints. The only ones I've ever actually injured was one knee (stretched ligaments & soft tissue damage), and one elbow (fractured). My joints do not swell (with the exception of the one knee), and they do not get warm. They just ache and snap. My wrist pain is usually brought on by lifting something with a little weight to it (does not have to be heavy). But I can't explain the elbows, ankles, and hips... Sometimes even my fingers get this same feeling. Like it's right in the tendons, or in the bones... Yes, it can keep me awake at night, especially when I have it in my hips (can't get comfortable...) I am too young to have this kind of problem (in my opinion), so what could be going on??? There are a few other things bothering me as well, but I've dealt with them so long that I've just learned to live with them. Sooooooo tired all the time... I could wear my coat and slippers all day long and be quite comfortable. For whatever reason, I've noticed that my temperature is usually low, and in the evenings, I always have a low-grade fever for a little while. Any ideas?





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Me again... Now, my wrist pain is gone (for now). But I can't even brush my teeth or anything because of my right elbow. It constantly aches now and goes down into my wrist, and starting to go into my shoulder. WTH??? It was especially bad at the rink tonight while I was watching the kids skate. I think it was because I was cold.

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  • Wrists, elbows, hips, knees, & ankles... Too young for this! I am 29 years old. I have a strange problem with my joints. The only ones I've ever actually injured was one knee (stretched ligaments & soft tissue damage), and one elbow (fractured). My joints do not swell (with the exception of the one knee), and they do not get warm. They just ache and snap. My wrist pain is usually brought on by lifting something with a little weight to it (does not have to be heavy). But I can't explain the elbows, ankles, and hips... Sometimes even my fingers get this same feeling. Like it's right in the tendons, or in the bones... Yes, it can keep me awake at night, especially when I have it in my hips (can't get comfortable...) I am too young to have this kind of problem (in my opinion), so what could be going on??? There are a few other things bothering me as well, but I've dealt with them so long that I've just learned to live with them. Sooooooo tired all the time... I could wear my coat and slippers all day long and be quite comfortable. For whatever reason, I've noticed that my temperature is usually low, and in the evenings, I always have a low-grade fever for a little while. Any ideas? Here are my ideas: (1) you have joint pain because of not enough SAMe to donate methyl groups make ligaments and bone (you biochemical pathway for the methyl cycle is broken). Check this by getting a blood test for homocysteine (neurotoxin that builds up if your methyl cycle is broken). But while you are at it, get a urinary MMA test to see if the cause is not enough B12 (don't get a serum test, that will not tell if you are getting enough B12 FOR YOU). Then get on the blog about B12 in this website. People today seem incredibly uninformed about nutrition and they eat starches that are over milled and processed w/o the b vitamins (and even if a handful are replaced they are not enough and they are easily damaged by cooking). If you have this problem you will need at a minimum a good b complex (to be sure get 'active' b such as by Country Life since some people 5% can't break down some of the b's) and probably a sublingual B12 (the active forms are methyl cobalamine and adenosylcobalamine) and many people have trouble absorbing them so they are taken under the tongue. These are the raw elements for your body to make methyls. If that is not enough because your problem is bad, be SURE to check the B12 blog. (2) low temperature can indicate low thyroid. have it checked. and before you consider drugs, consider if you are getting enough iodine/iodide. The Japanese get 12.5 mg/day via seaweed and they have an extremely low rate of breast cancer. (3) Tired all the time could also be an adrenal problem. You could have that checked or just try Rhodiola or Holy Basil. Stop drinking coffee -- two cups raise cortisol 35% and that is a hit on your adrenals. If you do not eat stone ground whole wheat bread, noodles, etc (if your ALL starches and sugars don't come WITH their natural b vitamins) then you are depleting your b vitamins with every starch and sugar you eat. The brain can ONLY use glucose for fuel and every enzyme to metabolize glucose requires one or more b vitamins. Don't use them up w/o replacing them or you get low blood sugar and the brain can't function (you will be tired, get 'panic attacks', etc). b vitamins are water soluble plus we eat an awful lot of starch -- they should be taken 2-3 times / day. No one can help you w/o labs. Get em and you'll be on your way.
    madanthony 1087 Replies
    • February 22, 2010
    • 06:33 PM
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  • My friend it's time for you to take a look at your diet and exercise regimen. Devote yourself to a high antioxidant salad before bed every evening,warm evening baths,and 8hours of sleep!"Your body is you temple"
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