Im a 29 year old male and for the last 3 years I have been experiencing random and migratory, severe pain and swelling in many of my joints including; ankles, knees, wrists, fingers and in the last day my Jaw. Apart from this issue I have a bad L4 L5 disk which was diagnosed as Herniated 11 months ago.
Symptoms: Episodes usually begin as a “slept-on-it-wrong” feeling but quickly escalate to severe pain, moderate swelling and warmness in a random joint, or most recently in multiple joints. The episodes last from ~24-48 hours after which some soreness remains for to several days. The attacks have been isolated to a single random joint apart from my knees. Today I have a very similar server pain in the right hand side of my Jaw. All cases there is no pain when stationary. Only when the joint moves. All attacks cause decreased mobility and strength in the affected area.
Testing: I work on the sea and due to my schedule have not timed a GP visit with an episode. Have visited and discussed this with my Dr but was difficult to explain and test with no symptoms present. All blood work, MRI's and Xray's were normal except for the L4 L5 slipped disks.
My story is very similar to the below unanswered query. In fact so similar i have used some of his words. The disk thing is ironic too.