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Joint pain...im only 23!

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  • Posted By: ToYoungForThis!
  • August 28, 2007
  • 02:38 PM

:confused: I started having a lil pain in my knee when i straightened it out or when i would sit with my legs folded underneath me...then it progressed from there. My shoulders hurt when i move them forward and back and now my hips ache...The pain is really bad when i rest...It is starting to keep me up at night. It hurts even to pull the covers up over me...When i wake up in the morning my joints hurt so bad i can hardly walk ...After i am up for a few hours and if i am constantly moving the pain in my hips goes away and most of the pain in my knees also. The pain in my shoulders is constantly there...
I thought this may be associated with my back. I have complained about my back hurting since i was little but doctors have taken x-rays and said there was nothing wrong...They are constantly giving my muscle relaxers and anti inflamitory drugs but it never helps the back pain.
I went to the doctors the other day about all of the joint pain and they are running some blood tests to check for a thyroid problem or arthritis. Personally i doubt i have any of those conditions!
Again i am only 23 years old and i should not be living in pain like this...If anyone out there has any idea of what this could be or if anyone themselves has had these symptoms please respond!
I cant take much more of this...It is starting to affect my daily life!!!:(

p.s. One more thing i forgot to mention...I am soooooo tired all of the time! For a while i was taking 2 naps a day...Now i only let myself take one nap and even on some days i make myself stay up...Not sure if it has anything to do with the joint pain but i though i would mention it.
I am also have iron defiencie anemia.
(sorry about the spelling)
Thank you for taking the time to listen!!!
:0)

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  • Have you talked to a rheumatologist? Yes, there are arthritic problems young people can get. Look up spondylarthropathies.
    aquila 1263 Replies
    • August 28, 2007
    • 03:44 PM
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  • Thanks for the info i will look into it... I really didnt think it is arthritis because my pain is only bad when i rest not when i move... I thought arthritis caused pain when you move around and use your joints....But hey im not doctor. Well thanks again and i will go check out what you suggested. Thank you!I have another doctors appointment on friday so i will post again and let you know what they said.
    ToYoungForThis! 3 Replies
    • August 28, 2007
    • 06:18 PM
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  • I just looked up on Spondyloarthropathies... Wow there was a section of the article about Ankylosing Spondylitis and there was alot going on with me that was listed. I am going to bring it up at my next appointment. Again, Thank you so much!!! :)
    ToYoungForThis! 3 Replies
    • August 28, 2007
    • 06:58 PM
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  • PLEASE GET TESTED FOR LYMES DISEASE...Bowen and Igenex labs are the best to test for this. You are showing classic symptoms IMO. Best wishesDOM
    acuann 3080 Replies
    • August 29, 2007
    • 02:06 AM
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  • ask your doc about PCR testing for mycoplasma infections. These are what cause Lyme diasease as well as AS, fibromyalgia, lupus and many other "rheumatilogical" diseases.Look into NAET/Bioset therapy. There is where you will find help with symptoms. Not with western medicine. naet.com bioset.net find a local practicioner and go. It is the way to relieve symptoms. It is non-invasive and works. Best of luck, mommy cat
    mommy cat 1654 Replies
    • August 29, 2007
    • 08:02 PM
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  • Good luck!
    aquila 1263 Replies
    • August 30, 2007
    • 04:08 PM
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  • Just wanted to say that I feel your frustration. I'm 25 and have been experiencing joint pain along with other disturbing symptoms. FIND A GOOD DOCTOR - Dont be afraid to tell a doctor that they are fired! Do whatever it takes find out whats wrong with you. Life is to be enjoyed not suffered through. Peace and blessings to you.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • August 31, 2007
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  • Try taking 1,000 mg of Vitamin C twice a day and see if your symptoms go away. Yes, it could be that simple. The symptoms you list indicate a vitamin C deficiency. Make sure the Vitamin C has Rose Hips. Of course you may have more symptoms that may change my opinion but you haven't listed them. nutritionist:)
    nutritionist 14 Replies
    • September 1, 2007
    • 03:25 AM
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  • Try taking 1,000 mg of Vitamin C twice a day and see if your symptoms go away. Yes, it could be that simple. The symptoms you list indicate a vitamin C deficiency. Make sure the Vitamin C has Rose Hips. Of course you may have more symptoms that may change my opinion but you haven't listed them. nutritionist:) Good point, that. I love EmergenC as it is easy to take, tastes great and gives you good energy. You can find EmergenC anywhere, even at Walmart. Certainly worth trying. If you take too much C it will cause diarrhea, so if you are noticing loose stools then just reduce your dosage slightly. To original poster:Are you taking any medications or were you taking any meds before the pain came on? Including birth control? DOM
    acuann 3080 Replies
    • September 1, 2007
    • 03:51 PM
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  • :I am also have iron defiencie anemia.(sorry about the spelling)Thank you for taking the time to listen!!!:0)severe anemia itself can cause all the problems you mention... start working to get it under control and if you cant, have your dr do an iron study to find out exactly why you are anemic... primary or secondary.... (((hugs))))Mary
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 1, 2007
    • 06:43 PM
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  • :confused: Ip.s. One more thing i forgot to mention...I am soooooo tired all of the time! For a while i was taking 2 naps a day...Now i only let myself take one nap and even on some days i make myself stay up...Not sure if it has anything to do with the joint pain but i though i would mention it.I am also have iron defiencie anemia.(sorry about the spelling)Thank you for taking the time to listen!!!:0) Are you sure that it is iron deficiency anemia that you have? Have you had lab work done to confirm that you have this deficiency? Being tired is not necessarily anemia. If you do have anemia then my reccomendation will change. nutritionist:)
    nutritionist 14 Replies
    • September 2, 2007
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  • You could have rheumatoid arthritis. That type of arthritis can happen when you are in your 20's, and sometimes before that too. Lupus might also be something to look into. I'm 25 and I'm having the same symptoms you're having, only my fingers and toes hurt too! The doctors can't figure out what's wrong and I've had 20 or so blood tests for every possible disease. Hang in there....you're not alone.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 3, 2007
    • 01:17 AM
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  • Yes it is Iron deficiency anemia. They did the whole work up when they discovered i had it back in 03 when i was pregnant with my son. I went to the doctors the other day about my joint pain. And i finally got a diagnisis...It is Fibromyalgia. Sorry if the spelling is wrong. I am being sent to a doctor that specializes in the disease and hopefully he can help me cope! Some days i can hardely get out of bed...Its kind of imbarassing to go out in public and have people see me struggle to walk and try to get in and out of the car. Its all very scary! But thank you all for your support and your info!:)
    ToYoungForThis! 3 Replies
    • September 3, 2007
    • 11:40 PM
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  • Fibromyalgia is very closely related to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), the main difference being that with CFS, the predominant symptom is fatigue; with fibromyalgia, it is pain. Fibromyalgia is a rheumatic disorder that most commonly affects the neck, lower back, shoulders, back of the head, upper thighs, elbows, buttocks, knees and the upper chest. It is important to remember, however, that the achy, burning pains of the disease can strike any part of the body. The pain and stiffness is typically worse in the morning and is often accompanied by insomnia, headaches, depression, brain fog, incoordination, digestive disorders, dizziness, panic attacks and skin rashes. The immune system of an affected person is often hypersensitive and allergies to environmental and dietary factors are common. Symptoms can be aggravated by allergies, overexertion, lack of sleep and acute infections.This disorder can be aggravated by allergies you don't even know you have. I went to Bioset therapy and found out I was allergic to wheat/gluten...hence Celiac disease...but I was also allergic to corn, milk, eggs, cheese, bananas, lettuce, chocolate, coffee and more...I never knew I was allergic to so much and that is what was causing so many of my symptoms.PLEASE find a practicioner and go for the first 3 treatments....my joint pain disapperared overnight, no kidding!!! www.naet.com www.bioset.net best of luck... I have CFS and FM but now, I am symptom free!!...mommy cat:)
    mommy cat 1654 Replies
    • September 4, 2007
    • 00:24 AM
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  • Fibromyalgia is very closely related to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), the main difference being that with CFS, the predominant symptom is fatigue; with fibromyalgia, it is pain. Fibromyalgia is a rheumatic disorder that most commonly affects the neck, lower back, shoulders, back of the head, upper thighs, elbows, buttocks, knees and the upper chest. It is important to remember, however, that the achy, burning pains of the disease can strike any part of the body. The pain and stiffness is typically worse in the morning and is often accompanied by insomnia, headaches, depression, brain fog, incoordination, digestive disorders, dizziness, panic attacks and skin rashes. The immune system of an affected person is often hypersensitive and allergies to environmental and dietary factors are common. Symptoms can be aggravated by allergies, overexertion, lack of sleep and acute infections.This disorder can be aggravated by allergies you don't even know you have. I went to Bioset therapy and found out I was allergic to wheat/gluten...hence Celiac disease...but I was also allergic to corn, milk, eggs, cheese, bananas, lettuce, chocolate, coffee and more...I never knew I was allergic to so much and that is what was causing so many of my symptoms.PLEASE find a practicioner and go for the first 3 treatments....my joint pain disapperared overnight, no kidding!!!www.naet.comwww.bioset.netbest of luck... I have CFS and FM but now, I am symptom free!!...mommy cat:) Yes! Please look into NAET and listen to Mommy Cat. I have just started the first level of becoming a practitioner, and my patients (I am treating new patients for FREE until I get my second level of training) are already reporting improvements after just one treatment! NAET is excellent for autoimmune diseases - please understand that Western allopathic treatments are just not very helpful for this. That does NOT mean to say that you should avoid allopathic treatment - IME it just works better when combined with acupuncture and/or NAET. An allergy can be very acute and sudden, like an anaphylactic reaction (which NAET can treat, but it takes time), or sudden skin rashes. These are the more obvious symptoms of an allergic reaction. But many allergies are much more subtle, and it is much harder to pinpoint. NAET just is amazing at doing this and has helped many many people. Most people feel a difference after the first treatment, and if you don't then there is no harm done. Please just look into it. Best wishesDOM
    acuann 3080 Replies
    • September 4, 2007
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  • Acuann, I am so pleased you are becoming a practicioner!! I told my Bioset doc that he must feel like an angel sent from heaven when he does this non-invasive therapy and gives people their lives back.:D Problem is, we are so brainwashed into thinking that only western med can save us. I'm so glad I was able to "think outside the box" when considering this treatment. I wish you the best in your endeavors and I'm considering becoming a Bioset practicioner when I finish my last 4 classes of my RN degree. My whole family has agreed to go. My family is full of fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, cancer, diabetes ect...they all need it!!:p What you are doing is so admirable...keep up the good work!!:D sincerely, mommy cat:)
    mommy cat 1654 Replies
    • September 4, 2007
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  • Acuann, I am so pleased you are becoming a practicioner!! I told my Bioset doc that he must feel like an angel sent from heaven when he does this non-invasive therapy and gives people their lives back.:D Problem is, we are so brainwashed into thinking that only western med can save us. I'm so glad I was able to "think outside the box" when considering this treatment. I wish you the best in your endeavors and I'm considering becoming a Bioset practicioner when I finish my last 4 classes of my RN degree. My whole family has agreed to go. My family is full of fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, cancer, diabetes ect...they all need it!!:p What you are doing is so admirable...keep up the good work!!:D sincerely, mommy cat:) Thank you Mommy Cat! I am so happy to hear that you are doing so well with the Bioset. Are you also taking their enzymes? I understand that enzyme therapy is an important component to Bioset. I think that is a fantastic idea to get Bioset training...keep doing what you are doing, and I wish you all the best. Best wishesDOM
    acuann 3080 Replies
    • September 4, 2007
    • 06:45 PM
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  • Thank you Mommy Cat! I am so happy to hear that you are doing so well with the Bioset. Are you also taking their enzymes? I understand that enzyme therapy is an important component to Bioset. I think that is a fantastic idea to get Bioset training...keep doing what you are doing, and I wish you all the best. Best wishesDOMHi Acuann,Could you elaborate on the enzyme therapy? How is that an important component to Bioset?Thank you!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 16, 2007
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  • Hi Acuann, Could you elaborate on the enzyme therapy? How is that an important component to Bioset? Thank you! Well, as I have said before, I am less familiar with Bioset as a technique, and more familiar with NAET which I am using currently. I suggest visiting their website www.bioset.com and getting info there. Best wishesDOM
    acuann 3080 Replies
    • September 16, 2007
    • 10:38 PM
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  • Lots of great advice!!!! Please listen to them. a word of advice though, Don't be surprised or give up if a lyme test comes back negative, though.. They don't test for coinfections right off, either...Keep after them.Only one thing I will add, is xrays DO NOT show the whole story, get MRI'S of your back and the worse joints. Pinced nerves & bulging disks do NOT show up on xrays!! Get a good Ortho dr, too. Best Wishes~~Jersey Lymie
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 20, 2007
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