Im just going to give this a try and see if anyone out in this broad world may have an answer for me! Last may i was a 42 yr old healthy woman--i slept thru the night and had no aches and pains at all--barely ever took a tylenol--nothing. Then all of a sudden i started waking up in the middle of the night with aches in my arms and hands--my hands would cramp up and freeze too if i wrote or txt longer than a few min--and i was so tired(extreme fatigue) and i had a slight swellin on the very top of both my feet. No headaches--night sweats or fevers--i just hurt. well i went to my reg family doc and she immediatly thought lupus and sent me to a rheumotologist. (my mother has ms by the way) All the tests were negative--i had a chest xray--tons of blood work and even a bone scan before i was sent back to the fam doc. All they found was a case of anemia and vitamin d deficiency. then the fam doc sent me to a endocrinologist( and i will mention at this time that i had had gastric bypass a year earlier with no complications at all) and at the endo doc they diagnosed me with hypothyroidism and gave me synthroid .05mg everyday and i take iron pills now and vit d. Now by this time I had edema from the tips of my toes all the way up to the tops of my breasts--my legs-arms-my hands-and torso swell --every single day. my legs are the worse due to the gravity. everything but my neck and head. I have had a echodardiogram and my heart is normal--i have had a colonoscopy and a egd all with normal results. I live every day with pain and swelling--and it is pitting edema on my feet and legs--everywhere else in non pitting--tho when i wake up in the morning u can see where the wrinkles from my sheets are on my arms and torso--its been 8 mnths now and i am steadily getting worse and ive even been to a infectious disease doctor because one month before the symptoms i had gone on a cruise to cozumel --that doc tested my protein and its fine and they thought maybe it was filaris but have ruled that our saying that the disease is not where i went on vacation. I am so depressed now because i am sick all the time--i have no diarhhea--no abdominal pain--just the aches in my arms and legs. I have the cramping in my hands and feet --oh and by the way i had a cat scan to ck my vena cava--that was fine--they did say i had whole body acisites going on tho--any clue on what it may be? my blood work is normal besides the anemia and hypo and vit d deficiencies---HELP! i am a married mom of 5 and this is really affecting my life. Thank youReply Follow This Thread Stop Following This Thread Flag this Discussion
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