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Gum ulcers, bloody nose and sudden joint pain

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  • Posted By: ferretlady
  • July 3, 2010
  • 00:23 AM

So here's the history before I get to the current problem. Well, I've always been sick. Since I was a kid. Chronic headaches since 5th grade. Bladder infections, etc. Psoriasis since I was 12, and the only way to even remotely manage it is with enbrel. Possible diagnosis of fibromyalgia d/t chronic muscle spasms and pain. Not on pain meds. Hashimodo's thryoiditis since a teen.

So recently, I started to get a burning pain in my nondominant hand. Not if it was pressed, only if it was brushed against. I ignore it for a while but doesn't get better. Talk to a pa who suggests taking two aspirin a day and see if it gets better. The pain worsens incredibly after taking the aspirin and now I have shooting pains in my wrists, hands and fingers. Some in elbows. The longer I'm awake, the worse the pain gets, and it will spread to my knees and sometimes ankles.

Saw another pa who wants to rule out PA and carpal tunnel. But now I'm noticing that I have these strange ulcers on my gums...they almost look macerated. And I woke up with a bloody nose, not common for me.

I can't help but wonder if this is all related. Anyone have any ideas?

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