I got sick about two years ago. I was at a family get together and my right arm had just gone limp. Every time I moved it a terrible aching pain would take over my entire arm and it only got worse. That night it took me forever to go to sleep and when I woke up the aching had subsided, but I then was horribly fatigued. I must have slept for two days straight. Over the course of the next two years the pains started to travel through my body. It went from my right arm to my left leg, to my other arm and other leg. The best way I can describe the pains is as contractions it will start in the middle joint (i.e. elbow or knee) then travel to my wrists or ankles (where I feel the most pain) and then to my fingers, toes, shoulders, or hips. The pain gets so bad that if it is in my leg I can't walk or if it is in my arm it is immobile.
I have also been experiencing many other unusual symptoms. It seems that I am getting more and more sensitive to light. I get rashes where my skin is uncovered during the day and have also broken out into hives. I have ulcers in my mouth constantly and I become very anxious and irritable when I don't feel good. And I am ALWAYS tired. I had mono before and at some points I feel worse then I did then.
At first I did not want to see the doctors. I am a dancer and I was afraid of what I would be told, but the pain has become unbearable. The first doctor I saw about it had only done general blood work and said everything was fine. Then I went to my mother's doctor (she has crohn's disease) and he immediately sent me to a Rheumatologist. However the Rheumotoligist did some blood work and took some Xrays to check for Crohn's cause it is genetic. Then told me everything looked fine and recommended exercise. I am a dancer, I get enough exercise, but I still feel horrible. It is hard to hear them say you are fine when clearly you feel terrible. Someone please help.
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