Hi there! I'm new here and wanted to shoot a question at you guys..
I've always experienced deep leg pain, my parents used to call them growing pains when i was younger. Now my muscles and joints all over my body hurt, and it's a similar pain sometimes. Mainly my ankles, elbows, knees, hands, and toes hurt. I'm honestly not even sure what type of dr to see, since i've been told it could be a nerve thing, or muscles, or back. I saw a rheumatologist, since my mom has RA, but I'm looking for a new one since he honestly just acted like I was faking the pain. What would be the point? it used to be tolerable, but it's now getting so bad that I'm having trouble walking and I'm only 22. I have 2 toddlers to run after and it's becoming increasingly difficult. i was diagnosed with fibro, but simply because he said he didn't know what it was.. I'm honestly afraid of becoming crippled later in life, because it's getting worse quickly. Here are some details;
-Pain in almost every joint in my body, but worst in my legs and fingers.
-Muscle pains and weakness my legs, feels like a 'charley horse' when i stand from a sitting position, or use stairs.
-Stiffness of joints
-Hurts the worst when the weather is bad (cold, rainy)
-No skin rashes
-No eye problems
-Recent weight gain
-frequent pain in soles of feet
-It's painful to wear normal shoes most of the time
-I frequently have sinus problems
-Positive RF factor
-Positive ANA, 1:160, speckled
-negative Lupus screen
-sjogren's syndrome was ruled out, no dryness of eyes.
-Raynaud's disease also ruled out, no bluing of extremities
-Mother has RA
-High blood clotting factor
-negative anti-dna test
-Doctor told me that he didn't think it was RA, but I'm still going to get myself tested for it, just in case.
-Dr also ruled out lupus due to the fact that I had no butterfly rash, and my lupus panel came back negative.
Any help would be wonderful. Thankyou!!!