Ive been having this problem for months.
it started with my feet. they would get itchy red warm then swell. at first i thought i was getting bitten but i never saw any marks or any bugs in my house.
then my palms, wrists, and arms started swelling. my eyelids do too, but that doesnt bother me. i also have back pain but im not sure if thats related because i do have mild scoliosis. id have about a month in between each episode and only one foot or hand would swell at a time. its started hurting more and becoming more swollen and now i have about a week in between each episode. i went to the dr he said it was strange (duh) i had xrays (although i told him he would have to xray the rest of my body too because not only that wrist would swell) blood tests for diabetes, thyroid, arthritis, and red and white blood cell counts. everything came back fine. he gave me some 500 mg naproxen and said to take it everyday. since i had already been taking aleeve and 500mg is about 2 aleeve it obviously wasn't helping, but he stuck that script on another one he gave me for something else so i accidentally got it filled. it didnt help the swelling, nothing i found has except this wrist stabilizer for carpal tunnel i bought at walgreens. that made my wrist pain go away and the swelling went down after wearing it. the only problem is im getting it in strange parts of my body now, like to the right of my pinky toe on my right foot. it looks like a rubber ball is stuck to the side of my foot right now, its red, and it hurts especially when i walk. the one that hurts the most is when it swells directly under my foot. i cant exactly buy a whole line of stabilizers for my body, not to mention i didnt see any other ones except for knees. it interferes with work, but thankfully it usually happens on my day off. i have psoriasis and psoriac arthritis crossed my mind but all the cases ive found dont appear to be like mine. when my wrist swells it looked very similar to images i found of tendinitis, but i cant find pictures of anything that looks like the rest of my swollen parts. ive started taking pictures everytime something swells so i have a collection to show my dr who seems to think im a hypochondriac. he was really shocked the first time he actually saw the swelling (when i make appts its usually gone down by the time i see him.) truth is im just a medical wonder. im only 21 by the way, and im very concerned with my health. it seems like i should be a bit older for my body to have strange issues like this. any help is appreciated. i know this can be caused by something serious. as for medications i take adderall when i have a lecture class or have to study hours, and i have implanon which is a birth control implanted in my arm (this isnt one of the side effects supposedly).
any help is appreciated.
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