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  • Posted By: AzazelJ4k
  • January 2, 2007
  • 00:58 PM

Hi,

Im an 18 year old male and have been in and out of the hospital as of late, with around 4 doctors coming to different conclusions.
Here are my symptoms/progress...some of which may not be related to the underlying cause.


4 weeks ago - Sharp pain in my neck (centeral), lasted around 3 mins and then went away. It was almost like i'd pulled a muscle, except the pain lasted longer than it would if id just pulled it. I'd just turned my head whilst at my desk, not doing sport or anything.

3 weeks ago - Neck was VERY stiff, was in constant pain unless i lay absolutely flat on my chest, with my head to either side.
Also my hands became stiff at the joints, not numb though, just had difficulty bending fingers etc.

Had tests at the hospital (physical), all nerves were responding correctly, blood pressure was fine.

Since then - Visited another hospital (private), where i was told it was bad posture, but they wanted to test for rheumatoid atheritus just in case. (Still awaiting results)

2 weeks ago - Started having pysiotherapy on my neck and then later on my hands. Improvement was massive. All that remains is a SLIGHT stiffness in my neck, pain on the left and right sides now and then (About 70% better, except for the random pain)....and my hands are slightly stiff (but about 60% better).

Now - Still have the pain in my neck.

But also some newer symptoms

- Pains in my head, at the front and not a usual headache, once a day at the most, sharp but go away within a minute or so.
- Inflamed veins, mostly in my hands but also noticed it between my teeth and gums, and also on my penis.
- Pains mostly in hands and now and again in my legs. The pain always seems to be where a vein is, for instance if i touch the pain, there always seems to be a vein present.
- Blotting rash, only in hands, comes and goes, but looks and reacts exactly like scarlet fever.

If anyone can help with anything, i would appreciate it very much.

Thanks for reading and Thanks in advance to anyone who replies. :)

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  • Also, it might be relevant to note that I've had no neurological problems at all and am not experiencing weakness, just stiffness. I can still do everything i normally would.Thanks again !
    AzazelJ4k 1 Replies
    • January 2, 2007
    • 01:12 PM
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  • Have you had an MRI done? sounds to me like a pinch nerve or a herniated disc in your neck. have your doctor check for that. Have you had any bladder or bowel problems since this started? accidents? have you been in any car accidents lately or something that would give you whiplash? and have you been to a Chiropracter. Sometimes you may be out of wack and you need an adjustment.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 2, 2007
    • 02:24 PM
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  • hi and thanks for your reply.Not had an MRI yet, Doctor is still convinced it's posture related/rheumatoids.No bladder or bowel problems either.Accidents...not really, i backed my car into a wall and jerked forward a little about 2 months ago, but it never hurt and i was probably going 5mph tops. I have been playing as a soccer goalkeeper though, and landed funny about a month ago, though there was no pain or symptoms back then. It was about 3 weeks later when things started.I guess i should wait for the test results and then push for an MRI/Chiropracter consultation.Thanks for the help friend :)
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 2, 2007
    • 03:11 PM
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  • could the pain in my legs be explained by a pinched nerve ?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 2, 2007
    • 10:05 PM
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  • Also had a twitch in a muscle in my leg a few days ago, wouldnt go away for a few hours, and yesterday on the side of my head, though that one seems to come back when i lie in a certain position.Any ideas ?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 3, 2007
    • 09:57 AM
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  • Anyone help ?Rehumatoid Arthiritus was negative, as was lupus.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 3, 2007
    • 02:00 PM
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  • Have you had blood work...check for antibodies especially to parvovirus.I had stiff neck then weird reddish inside skin (rash), then very very stiff joints especially fingers, moreso when waking up. I had the parvovirus, "fifth disease". Just a thought..its been 3 weeks and still have some symptoms.CMC
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 13, 2007
    • 03:40 PM
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