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Rash, Joint pain, fatigue

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • January 22, 2010
  • 01:17 AM

Hi All,

My problems started alomst a year ago. I moved contries, and started getting a rash on and off, which responded to Telfast 180.

It then seemed to get worse, and I started to get chest pain (kind of left side), like a pressure on my chest. Continued for about a week or so. One night got a fever, and woke up the morning and felt an almost tearing sensation in the centre of my chest. Went to the ER, and had a ecg, chest xrays, heart enzymes, liver, etc. all came back ok.

Over the next few months, i started to have joint point (chest, arms legs, neck). Sort of feels like stiff joints, and all of the click and pop. Had some chest paion again, althoough not as spectacular as the first, and went to the ER. Same set of tests, smae results.

Went to the specialist, and did the heart test, stress test. Heart all ok. Did all the Rheumatoid Arthristis blood tests, all clean.

The only comments he had, was that i had a low good cholestrol (overall cholestrol fine), and i had an elevated liver somehting or other. Re took the test 3 weeks later, and the value had increased slightly.

I see the doctor again this week, and just did the blood tests again.

I am overweight, by about 70Pounds, do not smoke, drink a single beer maybe 4 times a month, so alchohol not a factor.

Doc has suggested lifestyle changes, get fit, loose weight etc.

This last 2 weeks, i have a similar rash, olthough is not responding to Anti Histamine (telfast 120), and does not follow the come and go pattern as previously.

The pops and clicks of my joints occur kind of everywhere.

Any suggestions would be welcome if anybody has thoughts?

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