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.
Rheumatoid Arthiritus NEGATIVE
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. Most noticeable on my Penis, where the veins are larger than usual and appear bulging.
- 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.
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.
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