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Severe Elbow Pain, Numb limbs

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • June 12, 2008
  • 10:04 AM

Hi, any help with this would be greatly appreciated.

20Yo Female, active. (I began exercising quite heavily a few months ago after gentle exercise for 4 months, but eased into it with a trainer) I am also on Birth Control Pill.

I have severe pain in bursts in my elbow, usually when grasping something in my hand. Pain is only in one location, that is, not the point of the elbow but the outer bone. As I work in Biomed Engineering (only started this year), I'm constantly lifting objects ,turning screwdrivers, pushing carts. have had a mild pain in my elbow when bumped or knocked on something hard, also when palpated with fingers, for about 2 years now. Pain seems to dissipate after slow exercise. elbow feels 'grainy' compared to other one with relatively little pain
Could this be tennis elbow? i think there may be additional problems causing this if thats what it is.

Additional symptoms that may or may not be related:
VERY tired!!
I have also numb fingers (pins and needles),found when exercising, and poor circulation to my feet (chillblains since childhood), also my eyesight is worsening.
Have recently fought off glandular fever (GF)/ tonsilitis (doc has no idea but blood test confirms past episode of GF)
Also VERY sore knees, usually when going up stairs, limbs go numb VERY quickly (have noticed this when sitting on floor, legs in particular). Had thyroid checked. Test came back ok. Moody and get depressed/angry/emotional easily (more than usual, but this could just be because I'm so sick of this PAIN)

Doctor will not give me a straight answer, please point me in the right direction :)

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  • Hello.Your symptoms are alot to do with anxiety and stress. I have encountered the same problems having been diagnosed with glandular fever within the last couple of months and have been back and forth to my GP and have had all the blood tests under the sun. I have had all the same symptoms as you are having now and all you can do is try not to worry about it too much and not let it affect your day to day life and let your body repair itself , as the glandular fever is known to stay in your system as a virus for up to 2 years.My eyesight deteriorated periodically for a few weeks but then went back to normal and all pain started to ease and I forgot all about it - go to your GP and obtain some advise to put you at rest. It will help alot.Hope you feel better soon.
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  • Hi, any help with this would be greatly appreciated. 20Yo Female, active. (I began exercising quite heavily a few months ago after gentle exercise for 4 months, but eased into it with a trainer) I am also on Birth Control Pill. I have severe pain in bursts in my elbow, usually when grasping something in my hand. Pain is only in one location, that is, not the point of the elbow but the outer bone. As I work in Biomed Engineering (only started this year), I'm constantly lifting objects ,turning screwdrivers, pushing carts. have had a mild pain in my elbow when bumped or knocked on something hard, also when palpated with fingers, for about 2 years now. Pain seems to dissipate after slow exercise. elbow feels 'grainy' compared to other one with relatively little painCould this be tennis elbow? i think there may be additional problems causing this if thats what it is. Additional symptoms that may or may not be related:VERY tired!!I have also numb fingers (pins and needles),found when exercising, and poor circulation to my feet (chillblains since childhood), also my eyesight is worsening. Have recently fought off glandular fever (GF)/ tonsilitis (doc has no idea but blood test confirms past episode of GF) Also VERY sore knees, usually when going up stairs, limbs go numb VERY quickly (have noticed this when sitting on floor, legs in particular). Had thyroid checked. Test came back ok. Moody and get depressed/angry/emotional easily (more than usual, but this could just be because I'm so sick of this PAIN) Doctor will not give me a straight answer, please point me in the right direction :) Hi Sore elbow, There is a possibility of b12 deficiency causing these ALL of these kinds of symptoms. Having the fatigue, mood, immune and neurological symptoms all together can be caused by b12 deficiency. It is at least one thing that causes symptoms in all these areas. We do have a reasonably complete list of symptoms over on this thread: http://forums.wrongdiagnosis.com/showthread.php?t=9948&page=177, go to the end and read backwards. Kevin can point you at the various postings specifically.
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  • If you have associated pain in your eyes with the vision loss, it could very well be multiple sclerosis. It is impossible to diagnose based just on a verbal description without a detailed neurological exam. You should consult with your local doctor and ask for a full Neuro exam at the very least.
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