I have been to several different doctors in the last four years for the same symptoms
I just had a second visit to yet another doctor which was a told waste of time and money.
The last four years I have had bone pain in both my elbows. It then started swelling in my left elbow branching out to the upper arm and now to the low arm. The last year the right arm has done the same but not as bad. In the mean time my fingers have started swelling off and on. They get so bad I cannot even wear my rings that were large on me before. I have pain in the bone of the elbows. I have had several cortizone shots which helped for a few months. In the last 9 months I have developed reflux. I have also carried a low grade temp since the swelling came on. I have had MRIs on the left elbow. The last one in December 2010. It stated the nerve was enlarged (which was not mentioned in the previous MRI about 9 months before) and that there was fluid in the elbow. I was on an antibiotic in March which made the pain go away while on it. I went to the Rheumatologist and she said there was certainly something going on besides the Fibromyalgia and took a bunch of blood tests which turned out fine. In the mean time I was on Prednisone for about 10 days and it took down the swelling and the pain went away. I went back to the Rheumy doctor and now it is just Fibromyalgia. I have never heard of Fibro causing swelling and bone pain.
Could anyone give me any suggestions as to what this may be? I am so frustrated and just ready to give up