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Old 04-09-2004, 07:06 PM   #1
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Please help...unbearable joint pain in every joint

Duplicate post from general posts...thought maybe someone here could help too.
I am new to this website and don't know where else to turn. I am 24 years old. I have had joint pain, stifness, swelling, and painful cracking since I was a kid. I used to have charlie horses in my feet and calves constantly. In the last 5 years it has become unbearable. I take at least 800mg of Advil a day. I wake up with my fingers swollen. My wrists, fingers, ankles and elbows throb and crack constantly. My hips and shoulder joints are always loose.

When I went to the doctor in 2000 for it, he told me I was nervous about getting married and that I was just noticing it more.

I have been tested for Rheumatoid Arthritis twice and the RA factor hasn't showed up. I read somewhere that only 70% of RA patients' blood actually shows the factor.

Does anyone else have any ideas as to what may be wrong with me. Sitting here typing is hurting. I am active and healthy otherwise. I can't figure it out and I don't know what to do.

Help.

Last edited by bunyan732; 04-09-2004 at 08:45 PM.

 
Old 04-10-2004, 07:49 AM   #2
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Re: Joint Pain

I would suggest asking for a referral to a rheumatologist if you haven't already seen one. There are a variety of diseases that can cause joint pain and swelling. I'd also look for a new doc. While the stress of wedding planning may have caused you "to notice it more", at your age it shouldn't be there for you to notice at all.

 
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