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Fifth Disease in Adults...anyone had it?

Posted In: Muscle conditions 326 Replies
  • Posted By: Ditto2k
  • May 15, 2008
  • 05:24 PM

My son got this disease from a friend and I also got it. I am 42 year old male and most adults have had it and never new it. But, it some cases it causes arthritis like symptoms in adults. I had a fever for a few days and then 3 days later my joints began to really hurt. I have researched it and it says it can last months. I am in my 5th week of pain. It seems to have gotten a little better. I guess I am a little shocked because I workout, eat good and am in good shape otherwise.
Could there be an underrlying something that this sickness maybe trying to show me? I have not been to a doctor because it is a wait it out disease(no cure), and my insurance coverage is poor. So why pay to have them tell me what I suspect.
Has anyone else had the adult version of this and what did you do?
Thanks

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