Posted by kathy
on June 17, 2000 at 17:34:14:
Three years ago, I started getting painful lumps in my arm and elbow joints hurt. It was better for a year or so, then I started having trouble walking, my knees were so stiff, my foot, at times feels so painful, like the joint sockets are dislogded, my arm and elbow are always in pain and my right hand has swollen joints and really hurts. I have gone to two doctors and they just wanted to test me for m.s., which I do not have. I finally am seeing a great doctor. She keeps telling me not to get give up, but all the tests come back neg., including the blood tests for arthritis. She thinks I might have lupus or some illness that is causing all my arthritis. I am ready to give up. Has anyone ever had all their tests come up neg. I am really ready to say forget it, no more tests.