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helpp. chronic pain and discorford in all joints.

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • December 7, 2010
  • 00:54 AM

Hey everyone thanks for taking the time to read this. I am a male at the age of 19 who has been dealing with chronic pain and stiffness in all of my joints and musuels. My shins have also been very sore and my body as a whole has no energy and is sore.all over from head to toe. I have been having ankle .knee .hip pain all on my right side on my body. And now have pain in my lower back and just feel uncomforable all time and I it has made every task I need to complete much harder. It has even caused my sleep pattern to good crazy. I need to find what out of the ordinary that could be cuzing me to feel this way. If anyone has any ideas please reply

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  • sounds like you have fibromyalgia
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 7, 2010
    • 03:27 AM
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  • It might be helpful to know a little more. How long this has been happening? Can you think of anything that happened in the days / months leading up to it that could have triggered it or might otherwise be related to it? Does it sometimes get a little better or worse? Have you been able to identify what makes it a little better or worse?
    Walker12 30 Replies
    • December 7, 2010
    • 08:05 PM
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  • i have been through this so this is the path i think you will take:the first thing i would suspect is lyme disease. only 50% of people who get lyme actually get the bulseye rash. if it already got to your joints it might not show up in regular blood tests and you might need extensive testing (they test for the antibody your immune system makes against lyme bacteria. but lyme starts to shut down the immune system after a period of time, so then the antibody starts to disapear, giving a false negative result when the disease has progressed. after antibiotics are started the antibodies return and will get a positive result). if lyme disease is ruled out you need to see a rheumatologist, because you could have any number of illnesses that attack joints, like lupus or an inflammatory arthritis like rheumatoid or psoriatic (there are 100+ types of arthritis). they run a battery of blood tests, xrays, and do a physical exam right away. finding a good one is important. if anyone treats you like they dont care, or dont want to run tests you specifically ask for, move on to a new doctor. time wasted could leave you with damage that cannot be reversed.i have psoriatic arthritis, it started by the time i was 12 and wasnt figured out for 15 years! so listen to your body and take your pain seriously!good luck to you, i will check back for updates to see if i can be of more help!
    safyreshel 8 Replies
    • December 8, 2010
    • 08:42 AM
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  • i have been through this so this is the path i think you will take: the first thing i would suspect is lyme disease. only 50% of people who get lyme actually get the bulseye rash. if it already got to your joints it might not show up in regular blood tests and you might need extensive testing (they test for the antibody your immune system makes against lyme bacteria. but lyme starts to shut down the immune system after a period of time, so then the antibody starts to disapear, giving a false negative result when the disease has progressed. after antibiotics are started the antibodies return and will get a positive result). if lyme disease is ruled out you need to see a rheumatologist, because you could have any number of illnesses that attack joints, like lupus or an inflammatory arthritis like rheumatoid or psoriatic (there are 100+ types of arthritis). they run a battery of blood tests, xrays, and do a physical exam right away. finding a good one is important. if anyone treats you like they dont care, or dont want to run tests you specifically ask for, move on to a new doctor. time wasted could leave you with damage that cannot be reversed. i have psoriatic arthritis, it started by the time i was 12 and wasnt figured out for 15 years! so listen to your body and take your pain seriously! good luck to you, i will check back for updates to see if i can be of more help!
    safyreshel 8 Replies
    • December 8, 2010
    • 08:44 AM
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  • I have ankylosing spondylitis and my symptoms are similar. Took a lot of Doctors to get the diagnosis. Reiter's Syndrome or Reiter's arthritis, is a form of reactive arthritis a long the same lines check it out. Good luck.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 8, 2010
    • 07:03 PM
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  • Hey everyone thanks for taking the time to read this. I am a male at the age of 19 who has been dealing with chronic pain and stiffness in all of my joints and musuels. My shins have also been very sore and my body as a whole has no energy and is sore.all over from head to toe. I have been having ankle .knee .hip pain all on my right side on my body. And now have pain in my lower back and just feel uncomforable all time and I it has made every task I need to complete much harder. It has even caused my sleep pattern to good crazy. I need to find what out of the ordinary that could be cuzing me to feel this way. If anyone has any ideas please replyIf you live in a high risk area for Lyme disease, check that out first. Could be hemochromatosis, so check on that. Get screened for Addison's disease as well.
    keanhe 86 Replies
    • December 9, 2010
    • 09:21 AM
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  • Try getting your vitamin B12 levels checked I am a 26 year old male with the same problems. I found out I am B12 deficient. It affects alot of different things including sleeping, and joints. Check it out!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 10, 2010
    • 00:30 AM
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