Female 41 years old. !4 years ago had normal labor and delivery of second son and within a week was very ill. Had Infectious Diesease Doctors come in, Rhumetoid specialists, OBGYNs, dermatologists, internal medicine docs etc.
Symptoms occur once every 2-3 months but not always:
Feels like I have a RAGING fever but do not. Severe joint pain without swelling, pain can travel from one joint to another in one day. One day a knee, the next a toe. Only on extremities. Have erathema nodosum on legs with these 'outbreaks'. EXTREMELY cold, have to take scalding showers just to stop shaking. Had ONE positive ANA, during outbreak have very high SED rate of at the worst 165. During outbreaks fatique, muscle weakness...basically it feels like a HORRIBLE flu but without the vomiting etc and with severe joint pain. Some days pain in joints is so bad I can not close hands or walk. It has gotten so bad I have considered suicide. Been to Loma Linda Medical Center for about every test known to man and have no diagnosis yet. I watch Mystery Diagnosis religiously in hopes SOMEONE will have the same symtoms so I can finally figure out what is wrong with me. PLEASE HELP if anyone has any ideas