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Joint Pain plus red lumps / bumps / spots on my legs and arms...getting worse!

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • June 6, 2007
  • 01:05 PM

About 2 1/2 months ago I woke up and had big and small red lumps / bumps / spots under the skill; on my legs and some around my elbows, they are not itchy but sore when I press on them. As well as this my ankles, knees and elbows (joints basically) were in incredible pain when I moved or did anything; I also had a tight sore chest and throat but that didn’t seem so big in comparison.

After going to the doctors several times, and taking inflammatory pills, anti-biotic etc the pain and bumps were still there just getting worse. So I was recommended to see a Rheumatologist at the hospital, they believed it could be some viral infection and my body was just reacting to it. I have now been taking some anti-inflammatory pills that are much stronger; for the last 3 weeks and the bumps on legs have gone down a little and turning a bruise colour - but they are still coming up and moving their way up the body slowly, more appearing and disappearing on a daily basis on the whole of my arms and the back of my legs and knees, as well as some patches on my thighs now. I just don't know what to do and it is making my life ***l! Any help would really be appreciated.

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  • ANy suggestions would be really helpful!
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  • My sister has suffered these red "nodules" for yearsOriginally, doctors told my mom she had a strange form of rheumatiodShe has just been diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue SyndromeThe nodules are a symptomdoctors couldn't figure it out for 20 yearsNow they haveGood Luck
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  • PLEASE go to a dermatologist! I know, I didn't want to either. A punch biopsy found mine to be Erythema Nodosum. Google it, but find out. Not that knowing has helped me. They can't find a cause. It started 2 years ago right after I had a major respiratory issue. Nothing is better. I had Lyme Disease in 2003 and somehow it all seems linked, to me. My full story is at a site I made... www.airllusion.com/lyme.html Good luck! I know it's hard. Hang in there.
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  • Erythema Nodosum is a symptom of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. It is not a diagnosis, it is a symptom.Google symptoms checkersenter that term and other symptomsBefore onset of symptoms, did you suffer a trauma(accident/emotional)?have a severe illness(flu)?Have a recent vaccination? Read thread by Eatafruit titled-CFS/ME/AutoimmuneThere is good information there posted by many with help on healing
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  • Thanks for your responses, the doctor did say it was Erythema Nodosum. However i don't really know of why i have it or the cause...i had a bad cold for 10 days but thats it really. Well its been 3 months now probably and i am no where near to knowing. Do i need to undergo any more tests apart from blood, throat swab?
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  • My sister has suffered these red "nodules" for yearsOriginally, doctors told my mom she had a strange form of rheumatiodShe has just been diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue SyndromeThe nodules are a symptomdoctors couldn't figure it out for 20 yearsNow they haveGood LuckIs she better now or does she still have the symtons etc?
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  • For anyone that does suffer from Erythema Nodosum, it has been 3 months almost and still not real difference...shall if expect this is going to be a long term infection and to be patient or is there something i can do that can speed the process up. Anti-inflammatories don't cure they just help short-term.
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  • About 2 1/2 months ago I woke up and had big and small red lumps / bumps / spots under the skill; on my legs and some around my elbows, they are not itchy but sore when I press on them. As well as this my ankles, knees and elbows (joints basically) were in incredible pain when I moved or did anything; I also had a tight sore chest and throat but that didn’t seem so big in comparison. After going to the doctors several times, and taking inflammatory pills, anti-biotic etc the pain and bumps were still there just getting worse. So I was recommended to see a Rheumatologist at the hospital, they believed it could be some viral infection and my body was just reacting to it. I have now been taking some anti-inflammatory pills that are much stronger; for the last 3 weeks and the bumps on legs have gone down a little and turning a bruise colour - but they are still coming up and moving their way up the body slowly, more appearing and disappearing on a daily basis on the whole of my arms and the back of my legs and knees, as well as some patches on my thighs now. I just don't know what to do and it is making my life ***l! Any help would really be appreciated.Sounds like you have Kawasaki-Activated by a virus, created by vaccines, like Hepatitis B vaccine.You need to continue taking anti- inflammatory remedies. Perhaps you are intolerant to the drugs.This is immune dysfunction galore! So get ready to try something unorthodox: alternative medicine.
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  • Sounds like you have Kawasaki Syndrome.Activated by a virus, created by vaccines, like Hepatitis B vaccine.You need to continue taking anti- inflammatory remedies. Perhaps you are intolerant to the drugs.This is immune dysfunction galore! So get ready to try something unorthodox: alternative medicine.A rheumatologist can't figure it out, because they don't work on the Nervous system. The problem is in the Brain, not in the skin or joints.These repsonses are very debilitating for your liver, so throwing in some drugs on it becomes a heavy load.My advice: NAET- ask to be tested for viruses, hormones, vaccines, histamine, mercury and aluminum intoleranceThe natural way: dandelion root, milk thistle, quercitin, eat lots of yams, sweet potatoes, cauliflower, onions, broccoli, and ginger.Best.
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  • Just looked this up, seems to be common in young children around 5 and it doesn't explain the painful joints. really want to know about the causes, thinking maybe a tick or perhaps high sugar in blood (even though this came back normal after blood test, but it was a week later i did the test so results would not be up-to-date and clear) i did have a bad cold for about 10 days but so did most people around me. what anti-inflammatory can you recommend over the counter that is strong, or even on perscription so i can tell my doctor
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  • Sorry, I don't know anti- inflammatory drugs because I am very allergic to them. Only the things I listed- like quercitin, and milk thistle (sylmarin). I used to blend large amounts of onions with fruits in the blender and eat it.Stay away from all dairy and red meat, as that is the raw material for arachanaic acid, which your body uses to produce inflammatory substances.Avoid alfalfa, and night shades.Use lots of vitamin C, Selenium and Magnesium too.The alternative procedure is the only thing effective to reverse those awful conditions. Your doctor might not care to listen. Mine did not. I was dying and doing research on my own until I got in contact with Oriental Medicine doctors and NAET practitioners who deal with immune dysfunction all the time.Yeah- you had a bug, and that open the door of ***l. Babies are too young to say where it hurts- but you are having your own Kawasaki.Check out your vaccine card- all the answers are there.Best.
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  • Talking about foods that may help, do you reckon eating too much sugar and bread could be making it worse. It flares up randomly and the only thing it could be is food i am eating....or the anti inflammatory has word off by the evening?
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  • Talking about foods that may help, do you reckon eating too much sugar and bread could be making it worse. It flares up randomly and the only thing it could be is food i am eating....or the anti inflammatory has word off by the evening?Yes- you are on the right track. But sugar alone is not the cause of disease.What happens is that your body is fighting sugar and wheat as if they were living microrganism: you are developing allergies.Allergies that emerge after viral infections are not understood or tested by conventional doctors. You need NAET. Naet.comI cleared allergies to sugar- I was eating way too much sugar, and you know why? Because I had an active infection and I was tired all the time. The vaccines make your body act in weird ways and you end up with unrelated symptoms and exhausted all the time. I also became allergic to wheat and more. Avoidance is not the answer- you need to "repair" the damage with alternative allergy elimination treatment.The allergies create massive organ fatigue and inflammation. Antihistamine drugs work for a very short time. They hurt the liver and dehydrate you. Only take them if you are at risk of a shock.Avoid all foods that you feel are hurting. Most importantly, follow your gut and stay on top of your health.Doctors are going to tell you that it is "emotional", "too much stress" and try to give you sleeping pills.Be careful.The truth about vaccines and allergies is out there.Best.
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  • About 2 1/2 months ago I woke up and had big and small red lumps / bumps / spots under the skill; on my legs and some around my elbows, they are not itchy but sore when I press on them. As well as this my ankles, knees and elbows (joints basically) were in incredible pain when I moved or did anything; I also had a tight sore chest and throat but that didn’t seem so big in comparison. After going to the doctors several times, and taking inflammatory pills, anti-biotic etc the pain and bumps were still there just getting worse. So I was recommended to see a Rheumatologist at the hospital, they believed it could be some viral infection and my body was just reacting to it. I have now been taking some anti-inflammatory pills that are much stronger; for the last 3 weeks and the bumps on legs have gone down a little and turning a bruise colour - but they are still coming up and moving their way up the body slowly, more appearing and disappearing on a daily basis on the whole of my arms and the back of my legs and knees, as well as some patches on my thighs now. I just don't know what to do and it is making my life ***l! Any help would really be appreciated.i just did a search of my symptoms online and found your post. i have the EXACT same symptoms as you. i have hard, painful lumps in various places on my body. my joints (ankles, knees, hips and elbows to a lesser degree) are achy and uncomfortable. i also have chest tightness and my ribs feel sore. have you been diagnosed with anything? i don't have health insurance...
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • September 23, 2007
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  • I too just googled my own symptoms and came across this....Do you have a diagnosis yet? Erythema Nodosum is definitely a symptom as opposed to a diagnosis - but the underlying issue can be one of many, and i have also read that in 20% of EN cases the underlying cause is unknown (frustrating)I'm in the midst of multiple specialist appointments, etc. Rheumatologist, Hematologist, Dermatologist, etc.... so far no diagnosis but I will post when they have one.Another condition which is often overlooked is SLE (Systemic Lupus Erythematosus). I know about this because my mother has it - which is one of the reasons they are considering it as a possibility for me. The tests for this are sometimes inaccurate - so far all of my blood work is totally normal - in my doctors words "beautiful" which is great, but frustrating for both of us nontheless.... Anyhow, it is known as the "disease of 1000 faces" so it's certainly something that you may want to consider, or talk to your doctor about.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • January 6, 2008
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  • hi - i know its been some months since you posted this however I wanted to tell you that i have recently had exactly the same symptoms you have described with incredible pain in my ankles, knees, elbows and wrists. I was diagnosed with sarcoidosis of which Erythema Nodosum is a symptom. The swelling and pain in my joints was acute polyarthritis again a symptom of sarcoidosis. I was prescribed a steroid which worked immediately, joints and spots were 80% better within 3 days. I'm yet to learn more about the disease and have further medical follow ups. I hope you are now better or that they have found an answer to your problems. If not - it may be worth mentioning this and getting checked for it.
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    • February 12, 2008
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  • Hello.....I developed pinkish red nodules all over my body....especially my arms and legs after my daughter was born...They were terribly painful to the touch or when i moved around..I had 2 biopsies and was diagnosed with nodular vasculitis....but I have some panniculitis with it....My nodules would bruise over with a bluishish center then turn a brownish color...then they would look like a bruise as they were healing.....See another rheumatologist.....get a second opinion and have a biopsy done to determine what it is....i had to see a dermatologist for the biospy......check into weber-christian syndrome or panniculitis, or maybe nodular vasculitis.....One doctor thought i had erythem nodosum....but it continued for months and months and was getting worse.....it was never clearing up.....as some were healing others were coming out at the same time...just an endless cycle....I finally told him off....that it wasn't that....cause erythema nodosum usually last 6 to 8 weeks then resolves on its own and mine wasn't.....The type of vasculitis I have is nodular vasculitis.....Usually its called erythema induratum....but I do not have the TB form of the disease....usually TB is associated with it.....but doctors do not know what is causing mine since I have been checked and tested for TB mutiple times....Just get a second opinion....I was so ill I didn't if i was gong to live or die....thats how bad i felt......don't let the doctors sweep you under the rug.....cause there is something going on....and they need to find out what it is....My illness still continues.....but it is much better now then when it first started....i use low-dose prednisone to keep it in check when i need it....cause all the other drugs like methotrexate, colchicine and a few others wasn't working to well for me because of the side effects....best of luck to you. Hope you get better soon.
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    • February 25, 2008
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  • Hello, im 21 y/o and i have had joint pains in my Knees and one day on my right side of my body, but its mostly on my knees for the past 4 days. i noticed today while itching, i have ben itching these small red dots on my body. the feeling really sucks.. wondering if you think this is the same thing u guys have.Im in the army and in Iraq, i just got here to, prior to comeing, we get alot of VAC. Shotsthe following i have had are, TB , ANTHRAX. I have had the TB shot 3 times in one year, and read that, this could be from VAC Shots, but just putting it out there jsut in case, I Hate going to the Doctor so im trying to figure this thing out (I think thats why we are all on here :-P) If Any Readers, Please Reply and tell me what you think.Thank youJeff
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  • Hello, im 21 y/o and i have had joint pains in my Knees and one day on my right side of my body, but its mostly on my knees for the past 4 days. i noticed today while itching, i have ben itching these small red dots on my body. the feeling really sucks.. wondering if you think this is the same thing u guys have.Im in the army and in Iraq, i just got here to, prior to comeing, we get alot of VAC. Shotsthe following i have had are, TB , ANTHRAX. I have had the TB shot 3 times in one year, and read that, this could be from VAC Shots, but just putting it out there jsut in case, I Hate going to the Doctor so im trying to figure this thing out (I think thats why we are all on here :-P) If Any Readers, Please Reply and tell me what you think.Thank youJeffSounds like you could definitly use some help from the doctor. besides the smallpox, typhoid, & anthrax vaccines you have had there are also multiple "things" there that your body may be fighting. I know it's a pain, but maybe take a day and get it looked at. If the army docs have seen it before, it'll be quick and easy to diagnose. Thanks for your service!
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  • I know some may not agree with this, but it has worked for me on several issues for several years when doctors could not diagnose. red blotches up my arm with lump on elbow, once legs swelled and painful, painful hard lumps on my ear lobes and ear cartilage and around ears. The lumps on ears came for years off and on. Never could get a diagnoses. Someone turned me on to: BLACK CHERRY JUICE. This works wonders. It is supposed to clean the body naturally. good for viruses etc. Well let me tell you. Never again had an episode since I drink this juice periodically. It is Organic Tart Cherry Juice. . It comes in a bottle you can mix with any juice orsmoothie. You can buy it at thePuritan Pride vitamin website or probably any health store. It is evengood if you have a cold or just feel like mud. Can't hurt to try it. Works for me. But any kind of Black Cherry juice will work. I sometime just buy the Cherry Juice Concentrate in the health food store. Hope this helps someone.
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