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24 year old Soldier feeling 70! All tests negative.

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  • Posted By: Mixedseoul
  • November 15, 2013
  • 08:53 AM

I'm a 24 year old healthy female. I am in the Army so I do see myself in pretty decent shape.

I've been encountering more and more health issues lately. I have no major health issues except for having Hydrinitis Supportiva.

4 months ago I have the sharp pain in my knee, hurt bad enough where I had to go to the ER where they checked for a blood clot and released me. Since then I would get these random aches sporadically in different parts of my body. They started becoming more frequent and has turned into a dull ache all over. Also I began to be increasingly more fatigued and having an increase on how much gas I pass, which seems odd but not sure if related. I also had a sore in my nose that went away then a sore under my tongue that went away also, both in a matter of a couple days. Again odd but not sure if related. I went to my PA and was tested for thyroid, Lyme, Ana, sed rate, rheumatoid factor. I was given meloxicam which I had to stop due to chest pain. Meloxicam just stopped the constant dull ache but gave way to more sharper joint like pains. I was told everything came back negative except for my Lyme and that I had a lower than normal-but not to be concerned white blood count. I was tested for a western blot for the Lyme but the drs at the infectious disease don't seem to think I have Lyme and the test is more so indicating that I may have been exposed to it at one point or another in the past. A low positive I suppose. So my PA is thinking its a virus and put me on prednisone. This has helped with fatigue but now I can't sleep but the joint pain is as sharp as ever. No swelling or redness or warmth that I can tell. No fevers or anything like that. Just this joint/bone pain. Just going from one major joint to another with a radiating pain. Seems to be the worst at night when I go to lay down. The doctors keep saying all my tests are normal and that this prednisone should help a lot but I don't feel it and begin to wonder is it in my head? The pain certainly feels real and I'm getting frustrated. Any ideas anyone, or similar experiences?

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