I am sorry i have no answers for your illness, but i would like to share my story with you, it may give you some hope.
I am a 52 year old male worker in Australia.
My story starts a fews years a go, i started getting pains in my joints, sometimes in one joint and sometimes in two joints.
The pain got worse and at times i could barely walk or use my hands, even holding a cup of tea was unbearable, My wife had to help me in and out of bed on some occasions, and then like magic the pain would dissapear completely.
The pain moved around my body in my hands, knuckles,shoulders, elbows, hips, knees, feet and big toes, sometimes there was a little swelling, but no redness.
As the pain attacked me i could no longer hide my pain and disability, and i had no choice but to resign from my job.
In the meantime i posted on medical boards hoping to find someone who had the same symptoms, the hard part was which section of the board do i post on. i got a few replies and i was told it could be arthritus, rhumatism, stress and other things, i was gratefull for the advice and investigated them all further.
I was also feeling very ill most times, i can only describe it as the sickness we feel when we are cut or injured (like in shock)
Another symptom, i had was sharp pains in my forearms like someone is sticking a pin in, this turns into a sore and doesn't heel. i always had about 10sores on my arms.
My Doctor sent me to many specialist including Arthritus/Rhumatolagist, Heart Specialist,Nerve Specialist, and Skin Specialist. i had many blood test done and had xrays, ultrasounds and other tests done.
All tests came back negitive, no one could shed light on my problem and i got fed up being passed around the medical system and taking the pain killers and ani-immflamaties.
So i gave up seeing the specialists and just kept seeing my family Doctor who advised me to stay with a specialist because he could not solve my illness.
One day i saw my local Doctor and he took blood and sent it away and it came back with high protein, so he gave me a glucose blood test which was sent away, on the next visit to my Doctor he said the results from blood test indicate that i have type 11 diabeties
At this point i asked if my joint pain could be related to the diabetes, the answer was NO. He also said i had been tested for diabeties prior and was negetive.
Since my diabeties diagnoses a few months ago, i have stopped eating man made sugar, fats, margerine, butter, white bread and white rice, my weight has gone from 105.5 to 84kg and i no longer feel sick, my arm sores have gone and i have not had any pain what so ever...............is it coincidence, who knows
, i just hope it never comes back.
I am now back working and feel fantastic.
Regards Johnny Dowsett