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petichial rash,burning feet,fatigue

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  • Posted By: shuffles45
  • March 16, 2010
  • 06:51 PM

:mad:My 30 year old son presented with ankle and wrist joint pain in late September, 2009. By the time he reached home he had a rash around his ankles and wrists,which spread to his knees in a matter of days. This rash was not raised,but appeared to be under the skin. 2 weeks prior to this he felt very fatigued. His feet then started to burn and ache. About 2 weeks into this his legs and feet swelled to 3 times their size and he was in constant excrutiating pain that morphine could not even touch. He was hospitalized for a total of 20 days. The doctors ran every test you can imagine testing him for all kinds of diseases. His bloodwork was sent to Johns Hopkins,the Mayo Clinic and Georgetown University Hospital. Everything came back normal. It has been 5 months now and he still expierences burning pain in his feet. The doctors,for want of a real diagnosis,have diagnosed him with vascullitis and neuropathy of unknown origin. If anyone else has had this expierence PLEASE let us know. He has been unable to return to work full time and is on so many medications many of which have horrific side effects. PLEASE HELP !!!!!

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