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Widespread pain - please help

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • November 13, 2006
  • 07:57 PM

I have had intense pain for the last 3 months. It feels like a shooting pain through my bones. The pain began in my left hand and fingers and spread all the way up through my shoulder. I have begun to have the same type of pain in my right arm and hand, both legs, feet, hips, and now my jaw. I have had an EMG and NCS that both came back normal. I had Xrays done of my hands and feet and the doctor said there were unusual "dark spots" on my joints. I had a bone density test that was normal. My doctor thinks this could be rheumatoid arthritis, but he did the blood test and it too came back normal. I'm just so worried that we're missing something. The pain is consistent...all day, everyday. It interferes with my whole life. I can't concentrate and I'm tired all the time. I'm a teacher and I really feel this is affecting my abilities to interact with my students. Any insights on what this could be or what I should try next would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

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  • Did your doctor do a HLA-B27 gene test? Look up Ankylosing Spondylitis. Doesanyone else in your birth family have similar symptoms. Has the doctor triedantibiotics. Look up Reactive Arthritis. My son at 10 years old got food poisoning, he developed severe arthritis. All of his arthritis test were negativeexcept the HLA-B27 gene test it was positive. I am also HLA-B27 positive, aswell as his Dad. We all ache. My son and I find that antibiotics sometimes help.I have chronic sinusitis, this sometimes will set me off. This was caused by aninfected tooth (roots) that did not show on x-rays. Hope this helps.
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    • November 14, 2006
    • 02:40 AM
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