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severe joint pain- bone erosion?

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  • Posted By: Butterflyst
  • April 21, 2008
  • 03:28 AM

i am a 23 yr old female who has been having weird sympoms for a year now. It started with random hives for a few months then terrible body aches and now severe joint pains! I have been tsted for everything i can think of- RA, Lupus, Lyme, Hepatitis. I started seeing a rheumotoligist who finally did an xray on my back. He says all my blood work- like usual- is normal but my xray on my lower back showed erosion? I have a CT scan scheduled in two days. Does anyone know what would cause bone erosion in my lower spine? He was thinking my back pain was Ankylosing spondylitis but the bool test came out neg? He also htinks i have osteoarthritis since i hurt in my lower back which is very stiff and painful sleeping/getting up. I also hurt in my knees, ankels and elbows which lock up sometimes too.

Does anyone have any ideas for me? The only meds i take are birthcontrol, wellbutrin for depression and now Loden for the arthritis?( which really isnt helping all that much) It sometimes comes in flares liek for a week my knee will hurt and then it will stop but as its stopping my back will get worse or something to that affect.

I will take any advice!! I am in so much pain and i am way to young for this stuff!!

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  • i am a 23 yr old female who has been having weird sympoms for a year now. It started with random hives for a few months then terrible body aches and now severe joint pains! hives are some kind of allergy response so it's interesting that it all started with that. body aches and joint pains.. can also be caused throu being allergic to something. Could the whole thing be some kind of allergic response to something??? (now that is hard to work out). It could be a reaction due to something in your diet???? or something like fibromyalgia
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  • am a 23 yr old female who has been having weird sympoms for a year now. It started with random hives for a few months then terrible body aches and now severe joint pains! I have been tsted for everything i can think of- RA, Lupus, Lyme, Hepatitis. I started seeing a rheumotoligist who finally did an xray on my back. He says all my blood work- like usual- is normal but my xray on my lower back showed erosion? I have a CT scan scheduled in two days. Does anyone know what would cause bone erosion in my lower spine? He was thinking my back pain was Ankylosing spondylitis but the bool test came out neg? He also htinks i have osteoarthritis since i hurt in my lower back which is very stiff and painful sleeping/getting up. I also hurt in my knees, ankels and elbows which lock up sometimes too. Does anyone have any ideas for me? The only meds i take are birthcontrol, wellbutrin for depression and now Loden for the arthritis?( which really isnt helping all that much) It sometimes comes in flares liek for a week my knee will hurt and then it will stop but as its stopping my back will get worse or something to that affect. Did they check Vitamin D/Magnesium/Calcium levels (although serum testing of cal/mag not always reliable) Any gastointestinal upset which may suggest a GI infection (parasites/bacteria). EFA (essential fatty acids such as Omega 3 fish oils) may help in joint pain/inflammation.
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  • PLEASE tell me you found an answer, I have just started researching my symptoms and not been to the doctors yet and have had what you have, It started with random hives on my feet and hands and then i was waking up with severe joint pain, it almost immobilizes me, my back hurts so much to get up and down and now my elbows and wrists hurt too much to pick up my son :( any advice? email me princessvikki18@msn.com
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • August 20, 2010
    • 00:37 PM
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  • i am a 23 yr old female who has been having weird sympoms for a year now. It started with random hives for a few months then terrible body aches and now severe joint pains! I have been tsted for everything i can think of- RA, Lupus, Lyme, Hepatitis. I started seeing a rheumotoligist who finally did an xray on my back. He says all my blood work- like usual- is normal but my xray on my lower back showed erosion? I have a CT scan scheduled in two days. Does anyone know what would cause bone erosion in my lower spine? He was thinking my back pain was Ankylosing spondylitis but the bool test came out neg? He also htinks i have osteoarthritis since i hurt in my lower back which is very stiff and painful sleeping/getting up. I also hurt in my knees, ankels and elbows which lock up sometimes too. Does anyone have any ideas for me? The only meds i take are birthcontrol, wellbutrin for depression and now Loden for the arthritis?( which really isnt helping all that much) It sometimes comes in flares liek for a week my knee will hurt and then it will stop but as its stopping my back will get worse or something to that affect. I will take any advice!! I am in so much pain and i am way to young for this stuff!! Hi,There is a horrible contagious affliction going on all over the world, morgellons, if you are exposed u will become infected..look it up its bad stuff hope you find health and wellness.. God Bless
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 14, 2010
    • 00:50 AM
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