For the past 10 years or so I have had an episode with my left forearm ( only occuring 1 or 2 times at most a year and strange enough around the same time of year). It starts suddenly without incident, starts with me generally not feeling well, low grade fever, left forearm/wrist not feeling normal and then usually the next day Severe pain, fingers drawled up, swelling and did I mention Horrible pain. Have been diagnoised Carpel tunnel, Shingles every time a different diagnosis. I now know as soon as symptoms begin to start taking Prednisone which is the only thing that has helped besides pain medication. The weird thing is the problem goes away after 3-4 days leaving behind slight tenderness. I have had the Nerve conductive test, xrays have seen hand specialists no one has any answers. Usually by the time I can get in to see the Dr. most of the symptoms have gone away and I end up looking stupid telling them how it happens once a year etc. My symptoms have started again today, almost exactly a year from my last episode. Fever, strange arm sensation. I am anticipating the pain to start soon. The pain when it starts is unbearable and debilitating. Any information would be helpful. What would cause whatever this is to reoccur year after year?
Thanks in advance.