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joint pain, fatigue, everything hurts.

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  • Posted By: yourmom
  • October 28, 2006
  • 02:52 AM

I am 16 years old. I've been having joint pain, fatigue, headaches and just all around pain for about a year now. It started last summer has been terrible ever since. I've been going to doctors for a whole year now. I was tested for ANA and mine is elevated by about 8 times. However i was tested for other things such as Lupus, Arthritis and others. But apperantly i dont have anything. I cannot walk if i have been sitting for a long time. I cant go up stairs. My hands, fingers, wrists, elbows, shoulders, back, knees, ankles, neck and toes all hurt. Doctors dont know what it is.I am sixteen. This is not normal!! Plus, i dont know if this will help, but all of a sudden right before it all started, i began to tan very well. i never used to be able to tan. i was always pale. all of a sudden my skin would turn dark after being in the sun for a couple minutes. please help.:(

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  • try to be tested for lime good luck
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • October 28, 2006
    • 05:24 PM
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  • This sounds suspiciously to me like haemachromatosis which is produces iron overload in the system. You have all the classic symptoms of joint pain, fatigue and especially bronzing of the skin. This condition is easily tested for and is manageable. Ask your doctor to do a test for iron. There is also a genetic test which can be carried out. It is important you look into this as the condition is treatable and best caught early as it can harm internal organs if left untreated.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • October 28, 2006
    • 11:21 PM
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