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Old 07-01-2011, 09:04 AM   #1
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Severe joint and muscle pain is ruining my life.

Ok so for the past year or so I have been having...I don't know, I call them "episodes"...maybe once or twice a month of these symptoms. They usually last between three and seven days and I am usually bed ridden for at least a day or so. I feel them coming on because the night before I will be sore and unable to sleep, I will have to switch sides back and forth all night because my legs and arms will go numb or hurt. Then bam I'm sick. Low grade fever, severe pain EVERYWHERE, EVERYTHING hurts, both muscle and joints. Sometimes it is hard to even walk because of my feet hurting or to put on a shirt because I can't lift my arms. I feel like someone beat me up. Even my skin hurts, like my clothes are made of sandpaper. Ive notice an increase in muscle weakness and headaches and decrease in energy, in the past few years. I feel like I'm walking through sand. Lately also my left arm and foot have been going numb on me and I've been getting these little blisten things on my hands. I also will feel very dazed and tired, sometimes I will repeat questions and have memory lapses, which is not the way I use to be, I actually started taking Adderall because this mental fog was effecting my work. Adderall at age 26? I was a straight A student in college... The last time it was pretty bad and included my glands on the right of my neck swelling so I went to the doctor. She was worried about Lyme or a reactivated EBV (I had mono several years back) so I got bloodwork. My actually CBC was steller as was my vitamin work up but my ANA was positive with 1:320 speckled/homogeneous but my test for MCTD, Lupus, Lyme and SJS were negative and the EBV was not significantly high. I am loathing another attack and have no clue whats happening. Please can someone help me figure this out??

 
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Old 08-17-2011, 01:54 PM   #2
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Re: Severe joint and muscle pain is ruining my life.

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Ok so for the past year or so I have been having...I don't know, I call them "episodes"...maybe once or twice a month of these symptoms. They usually last between three and seven days and I am usually bed ridden for at least a day or so. I feel them coming on because the night before I will be sore and unable to sleep, I will have to switch sides back and forth all night because my legs and arms will go numb or hurt. Then bam I'm sick. Low grade fever, severe pain EVERYWHERE, EVERYTHING hurts, both muscle and joints. Sometimes it is hard to even walk because of my feet hurting or to put on a shirt because I can't lift my arms. I feel like someone beat me up. Even my skin hurts, like my clothes are made of sandpaper. Ive notice an increase in muscle weakness and headaches and decrease in energy, in the past few years. I feel like I'm walking through sand. Lately also my left arm and foot have been going numb on me and I've been getting these little blisten things on my hands. I also will feel very dazed and tired, sometimes I will repeat questions and have memory lapses, which is not the way I use to be, I actually started taking Adderall because this mental fog was effecting my work. Adderall at age 26? I was a straight A student in college... The last time it was pretty bad and included my glands on the right of my neck swelling so I went to the doctor. She was worried about Lyme or a reactivated EBV (I had mono several years back) so I got bloodwork. My actually CBC was steller as was my vitamin work up but my ANA was positive with 1:320 speckled/homogeneous but my test for MCTD, Lupus, Lyme and SJS were negative and the EBV was not significantly high. I am loathing another attack and have no clue whats happening. Please can someone help me figure this out??
Hi, I feel your pain. What are these episodes? I've had two now. One about 4 months ago and one yesterday. I am still reeling and am week and dizzy. I can usually tell because my legs will become restless and hurt. It's an all-over hurt. I've been tested for Lupus too...nothing. It's excruciating pain. I can't really describe it. I get a fever of about 102-103 and chills. The fever breaks and I am soaking wet. The pain in my body makes me really weak. I t is hard to move around. I don't get the "sand" on my feet feeling, but rubbing the hair stubble the wrong way on my arms or legs hurts, like it is nerves or something. I don't have an answer for you, but I feel your pain. When the pain goes away, though, doesn't everything seem simple and good? Ah, the relief. I'm worried about work though. It's hard to be tough and we don't have insurance. I guess we just keep going. God Bless.

 
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