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Someone please respond? ALL joints!!!!

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  • Posted By: IslandGirl26
  • February 21, 2010
  • 11:55 PM

Wrists, elbows, hips, knees, & ankles... Too young for this!
I am 29 years old. I have a strange problem with my joints. The only ones I've ever actually injured was one knee (stretched ligaments & soft tissue damage), and one elbow (fractured). My joints do not swell (with the exception of the one knee), and they do not get warm. They just ache and snap. My wrist pain is usually brought on by lifting something with a little weight to it (does not have to be heavy). But I can't explain the elbows, ankles, and hips... Sometimes even my fingers get this same feeling. Like it's right in the tendons, or in the bones... Yes, it can keep me awake at night, especially when I have it in my hips (can't get comfortable...) I am too young to have this kind of problem (in my opinion), so what could be going on??? There are a few other things bothering me as well, but I've dealt with them so long that I've just learned to live with them. Sooooooo tired all the time... I could wear my coat and slippers all day long and be quite comfortable. For whatever reason, I've noticed that my temperature is usually low, and in the evenings, I always have a low-grade fever for a little while. Any ideas?





Re: Wrists, elbows, hips, knees, & ankles... Too young for this!


Me again... Now, my wrist pain is gone (for now). But I can't even brush my teeth or anything because of my right elbow. It constantly aches now and goes down into my wrist, and starting to go into my shoulder. WTH??? It was especially bad at the rink tonight while I was watching the kids skate. I think it was because I was cold.

And yes, I DO have a butterfly rash (sometimes scarlet red) on my face. I do have periods where it disappears entirely (and feel relatively well during those times). Dr. told me it's rosacea, though there are no bumps or pimples on it.


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  • Please make an appointment with a Doc. specializing in arthritis and have tests run for the autoimmine disease...Lupus....also check out Fredd's b-12 thread on this forum. Should be able to find it on the first page upper right hand corner...very informative....Good Luck
    keishainu 25 Replies
    • February 23, 2010
    • 01:05 AM
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  • Please make an appointment with a Doc. specializing in arthritis and have tests run for the autoimmine disease...Lupus....also check out Fredd's b-12 thread on this forum. Should be able to find it on the first page upper right hand corner...very informative....Good Luck A few things come to mind/. You should make sure they test for B12 and Freddd has good advice on the B12 forum like Keishainu stated. I would also get your vitamin D levels tested...D deficiency is becoming EPIDEMIC and can cause your symptoms. A simple blood test will tell you what your levels are and you may need megadoses of D (I don't recommend supplementing with D until you have had your baseline done). This is very important and often overlooked by doctors. You need to see an endocrinologist or autoimmune specialist as your symptoms sound autoimmune related to me. Lupus is definitely a possibility, but also thyroid disorders like Hashimotos should be ruled out. Lastly, if you live in a lyme area you should be checked by a LLD (Lyme Literate Doc). The wandering quality of your pain suggests to me there may be a lingering viral problem that has attacked your joints. The alternating chills and low grade fever are indicative of this as well. I think Lyme or some other type of infection is possible. Please consider trying an alternative approach to treating your illness in addition to western treatment. Traditional Chinese Medicine would be very helpful in my opinion (I'm a Oriental Medical practitioner). Best wishesDOM
    acuann 3,080 Replies
    • February 23, 2010
    • 04:52 AM
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