First some background info. I am a 26 year old male, and was diagnosed with hypothyroidism when I was 19 and Addison's Disease when I was 21. While I struggled with getting healthy again after that (I was hospitalized twice for a total of 2 weeks in a matter of 6 weeks when diagnosed with Addison's) after a couple years of adjusting and changing medication, I was feeling better and getting back to my life. Approximately 3 months ago, I went to bed like any other day, and woke up the next day with excruciating pain in my left forearm. I called my primary care physician and saw her in the next day. At this point, my forearm was just extremely sore and achey, but I also began to get pains in my joints, especially my knees and hands. The physician tested me for the muscle enzyme disorders, RF factor and nutritional deficiencies, and they all came back negative. Thinking it could be a complication of my pre-existing conditions, I was referred back to the endocrinologist. Even though I was happy with my endocrinologist, I thought it couldn't hurt to get a second opinion, so I went to a research hospital's endocrinology department. They tested for ESR, RF factor, creatine levels, nutrition again, most anything else they could test for in a blood draw, and everything but a slight Vitamin D deficiency came back negative. I was prescribed a vitamin D medication but am still feeling all the same symptoms and in fact have probably gotten worse.
I've been having pains of a few different "kinds" pretty much everywhere on my body. There does not seem to be any triggers, in terms of activity, or non-activity, other than it can range from fairly uncomfortable to downright painful to walk for too far. One "kind" of pain is in when my joints, knees, hands, ankles in particular, feel like they are being crushed in a vice. These are probably the most painful "kinds" of pain I have felt. They have brought me to tears at times. The second most severe "kind" of pain is along my muscles and it feels somewhat similar to "growing pains" I had when I was growing up, and it feels as though the muscle is trying to separate itself from the bone, for lack of a better description. Another "kind" of pain I have been experiencing is occasionally it feels as though I'm being pricked with a pin or something. It usually lasts just a couple seconds and then goes away. I seem to get a moderate amount of relief from all of these pains except the severe joint "crushing" if I aggressively rub or massage the area in pain. The last "kind" of pain I have been feeling is best described as just "not normal." Almost like bones or tendons or muscles are not in the right place or something or rubbing the wrong way. My joints seem to be popping and cracking far more often than they ever did in my whole life, and sometimes it can be really uncomfortable, bordering on painful, when they pop or crack.
Recently, as in just over the past week or so, (although looking back it may have been occurring more and I just didn't realize it) I have been having some limbs "fall asleep" for what seems like no reason, and it seems to take a bit longer to regain some feeling when compared to when one's foot or arm falls asleep because of posture, sleeping, etc.
If anyone, has any idea, as to why I might be feeling these pains, I would like to hear your thoughts. I am nearing my wits end, and feel very frustrated that I can't seem to get any answers. Thank you in advance.
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