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fifths disease or RA?

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  • Posted By: Mommyfortwo
  • January 22, 2013
  • 03:31 AM

For anyone who has had fifths disease, is the joint stiffness/pain worse at any particual part of the day or is it bad all day long? How long does it take to loosen up.

Basically, 7 weeks ago my daughter had a fever and because she was only a month old she was hospitalized. While at the hospital she developed a full body rash but the doctors couldn't explain it. They also never figured out what was wrong with her. She's been fine ever since. Ever since that first night at the hospital I've been experiencing joint pain. Its mostly in the mornings. It was symetrical at the beginning but lately it's not. The stiffness comes and goes but is worse in the mornings and night. Really bad at night. I wouldn't have noticed if my daughter had the "slapped checks" because my son had terrible baby acne and we would have assumed that was what was going on and wouldn't have given it a second thought. Now that so much time has passed and I've been stressed out thinking I have RA waiting for the doctors referral I really can't recall if she had red checks one way or another.

I DON"T have a fever, I have energy and I otherwise feel perfectly normal. Lately my hands are only stiff, no pain. Before it was horrible horrible pain, Burning feeling almost but still no fever. My entire fingers would swell. No red joints.

I DO know that when I was pregnant the midwife said I wasn't immune to fifths disease. I also brought my daughter and son out to a lot of play groups that first month and my son attends daycare (I don't recall if there was an outbreak there - as a new mom again I was in a daze and my husband usually dropped my son off and he doesn't pay attention to signs).

Anyways, any details on what fifths disease joint stiffness/pain feels like would be great. Is there stiffness or just pain?

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