Hi, My name is Ashley and I am 23. About a year and a half ago I started feeling ill. I was having bone pain, severe swelling in the shoulder and knee of my left side and numbess in the fingers, hands and arm. I went to the ER 6 times in 6 months for chest pain, pleurisy and neck pain and much to my dismay they said I was fine. The ER doc referred me to a Rheumatologist and the Rheumatologist said I had Fibromylagia. I started taking Naprosyn & Tramadol, but I still kept having "flare" episodes. He, along with another doc have ruled out SLE & Arthritis. Since Feb of last year I have had a high WBC of between 15,000-21,000, I have been tested for everything under the sun and to no avail have any docs figured it out. I have fevers only at night (99.9-101.5) and they usually break a couple days later and have me drenched in sweat! My "pain" is mostly on the left side and rotates; sometimes it's my shoulder, then my arm, then my hip and then the knee! When it's the hip or knee I can't walk and I crawl around the house! The arm & knee get very red, swollen and very hot to the touch! I also get a stiff neck from time to time and I have very little range of motion. It's lasts a few days and then things are fine for awhile! I also have severe upper back & chest pain that crushes me and makes me want to puke! I am so frustrated because I am always exhausted, always in pain and I have very little quality of life! Last month I was diagnosed with Neuropathy and I have a history of gallbladder removal and a heart murmur that I born with. Please help! Oh...when I was 18 I was diagnosed with cataracts & optic nerve atrophy! I am a medical mystery and a walking disaster. Everybody keeps saying I am fine, but I am not! I am taking Lyrica for the Neuropathy, Enderel for tremors, Elavil for migraines & high bp, a diuertic for edema and Phernergran for chronic nausea!Reply Follow This Thread Stop Following This Thread Flag this Discussion
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