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Joint pain, stiffness, cracking and popping. HELP ME PLEASE

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  • Posted By: jackyj200
  • August 26, 2010
  • 04:19 PM

hey. let me start with a bit of a background. 22 years old, 170 5'11 and in pretty decent shape.

Now, for the past 2 years ive had these cracking and popping sound in my knee, got an MRI, and it came back that there was nothing wrong with my knee.

Pains cracks and popping continued but as i was told nothing was wrong, i kept working out.

Now, since that time, all my joints have the same symptoms. My Wrists, Back, Knees, Hips, and now, all of a sudden, my shoulders. They all hurt, feel weak, crack and pop.

I went back to my DR and had a ridiculous amount of blood work done. results? Negative. No RA, No lupus, No diabetes, they took 4 veils of blood from me and every test that my DR wanted, came back negative. He told me then that nothing was wrong and that i should change my diet and come back in a month to see if its something Viral.

at 22, this is really starting to effect my psyche. I wake up every morning stiff and tired. this caries on through the day but gets a little better the more i move around. Although i am in the best physical shape of my life, i feel as if a 5 year old could take me down.

So my question is this, What else could it be? If its not RA, which i was confident that it was, what else could it be? Im asking because i want to go see my DR again and get him to check EVERYTHING. i can no longer stand having these problems and not knowing what is going on and having my DR tell me to come back if it persists

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  • hey. let me start with a bit of a background. 22 years old, 170 5'11 and in pretty decent shape.Now, for the past 2 years ive had these cracking and popping sound in my knee, got an MRI, and it came back that there was nothing wrong with my knee.Pains cracks and popping continued but as i was told nothing was wrong, i kept working out.Now, since that time, all my joints have the same symptoms. My Wrists, Back, Knees, Hips, and now, all of a sudden, my shoulders. They all hurt, feel weak, crack and pop. I went back to my DR and had a ridiculous amount of blood work done. results? Negative. No RA, No lupus, No diabetes, they took 4 veils of blood from me and every test that my DR wanted, came back negative. He told me then that nothing was wrong and that i should change my diet and come back in a month to see if its something Viral. at 22, this is really starting to effect my psyche. I wake up every morning stiff and tired. this caries on through the day but gets a little better the more i move around. Although i am in the best physical shape of my life, i feel as if a 5 year old could take me down.So my question is this, What else could it be? If its not RA, which i was confident that it was, what else could it be? Im asking because i want to go see my DR again and get him to check EVERYTHING. i can no longer stand having these problems and not knowing what is going on and having my DR tell me to come back if it persistshi Jacky-- you sound like me -i was a person that was very fit and now can hardly move .my bones pain and crackle -i have been for every blood test you can think of --and then the 7th doctor i whent to sent me for tests and came back positive/polymyositis---do google a few sights to give you a idear of the illness
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • August 28, 2010
    • 07:22 PM
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  • Another possibility is reactive arthritis, particularly with the recent outbreak of salmonella contamination in eggs. Check it out online. BMNPS The symptoms are excrutiating and can last several months, but they will eventually go away. Unfortunately, I have had recurrences over the years, as well.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • August 31, 2010
    • 04:38 PM
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  • IT could be your bed
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • August 31, 2010
    • 09:34 PM
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  • jackyj200Di you ever get any feed back on you snap crackle pop? Get anything from the DR.I am very curious, because I have all the same symptoms and four Dr's have no clue or think I am making my symptoms up. Please post if you have found anything out.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • October 26, 2010
    • 10:00 PM
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  • I have the same problems, to me it sounds like rheumatoid arthritis. That is what we are looking into for me. And it matches almost perfectly.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • December 13, 2010
    • 01:28 AM
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  • Fibromyalgia
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • December 19, 2010
    • 02:07 PM
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  • I have been experiencing the same for about 17 years now. It started with muscle spasms and migraines it has progresses to disabling joint muscle pain. Snap crackle pops. For about 9 years now..i have gone from dr to dr. I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia in 2004 and still struggling . My rheumatoid factor is elevated but not enough inflammation for rheumy to dx. Its a suffering situation. The heat takes everything away from me even my breath....goodluck
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • August 14, 2011
    • 08:00 PM
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