I am 21 years old and have very severe joint pain. it started 7 months ago and has progressivley gotten worse. It started in my knees and is gradually moving to other joints in my body. It is not an aching pain but more of a stabbing and crippling pain. It half kills me to walk up and down the stairs and to stand up and sit down. It is affecting my quality of life, and having two young children doesn't allow for time to just sit around. I went to the doctors and they did blood tests and everything is normal. I was perscribed naproxen which is a perscription grade Aleve, an anti-inflammitory, but the doctor said i had no inflammation. I am extremely frustrated with the fact that i have no recieved any pain relief at all. The doctor said that Naproxen would help alieviate some of the pain and that i could take it with tylonol. well 2 weeks later, and after taking two naproxen a day with 6 tylonol, nothing. Now the pain is affecting my sleep and wakes me up at all hours of the night. I want to ask her for a stronger pain killer, but i dont know if she will give it to me. I also took glucosomine for about 7 weeks and that is suppose to help with arthritis, but yet again, no effect at all.
I have never had any joint injuries and i am now starting to worry that it is something serious. I just dont know how much longer i can live with this pain. I feel like i am the only person in the world that has pain like this with no explination.
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