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!!