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Aching pains in hands, feet, and knees. Genetic. Please help!

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • March 27, 2008
  • 09:57 PM

I've had this problem all my life, apparently inherited from my mother, who got it from her father. My uncle also has it. My parents took me to several doctors when I was little (I'm now 16) and no one knew what it was.
I have pains that come and go in my hands, feet, and knees. There's no stiffness or swelling and it doesn't affect my movement so I don't think it's any kind of arthritis. If it was, I think a doctor would have been able to diagnose it. I have to take ibuprofen every day, sometimes 2 or 3 times a day, to get rid of the pain. It's not extremely intense but it's enough to keep from being able to continue whatever I was doing without taking any painkiller. The pain seems to come and go randomly and I don't think it occurs more in one body part than another. It seems to come most often at night. If anyone has any ideas or knows what this might be, please tell me.

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