Anaemia & Joint Pain...
Hi, I've been lurking around this site, as well as many others, for a while now to try and get a better insight into what might be causing my various health problems. Today I finally decided to register as a member and am hoping you guys can help me find out what's wrong!
I'm a 19 year old female.
When I was just a month old I had viral meningitis, this was treated straight away and am only mentioning as I don't know if it can cause problems later on in life...
When I was a toddler I had severe pains in my legs which prevented me from walking for more than a few minutes, these were simply diagnosed as growing pains.
About 9 years ago I started having problems with my ankles as I was always twisting and spraning them. About 5 years ago I started having problems with my knees and out of the blue one day I dislocated one of them.
For a year now I have been getting severe pain in my hip joints, they constantly crack really loudly and some days I can barely walk because it hurts too much to do so. The only way I can describe it is that it feels as though they need 'oiling'. It also feels as though they're carrying to much weight but at 5ft3 I weigh 8 stone and wouldn't be advised to lose any weight.
I've also recently discovered a lump at the bottom right side of my back which inflames and hurts after mild excercise.
I have undergone several blood tests including arthritis and coeliac disease which came back negative. The only thing I have been diagnosed with is anaemia and am currently half way through a 6 month course of iron tablets.
I have also started getting trapped nerves, I am constantly tired and have horizontal dents in my fingernails.
My doctors don't seem to be able to find out what's wrong with me so I'd really appreciate any help you can offer me. Thanks!