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Alopecia Areata, joint pain - please help

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • October 15, 2009
  • 05:19 PM

I have been diagnosed with Alopecia Areata and have joint pain in my feet, ankles, knees, back and neck. I have extensive clicking and popping in my joints, as does my 7 year old daughter. I also have a family history of lupus. I have already been checked for rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and thyroid issues, but nothing has been found.

I have been using a topical foam for the alopecia, but it hasn't worked - in fact, it's getting worse.

What could it be? I've been to 2 orthopedists, a rheumatologist, a dermatologist, and 2 internists, but no one knows what is wrong except the alopecia.

Please help!

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