Hi all. I am 35 y/o mother of 3 - 4 including my sweet Hubby
I have been posting on the arthritis boards, but feel that now I need to come here for advice.
OK, Here's my story:
Several months ago I thought I had hurt my left thumb (felt like a sprain) so I taped it up....That was in Feb. It still hurts today. I was and have been invloved at the gym (weights and cardio). But I started feeling pain in my right hand and a little above the wrist, like I couldn't hold the bar- no strength. so stuck to cardio.
In late march, my right elbow started to hurt in the joint but mostly aches just below the elbow on the forearm. Some times this are feels cold, tingles, and if i touch it it really hurts and takes a while to go away. It gets hot to the touch too at times.
I feel like every day, this pain in my body is traveling to different areas. Other than my thumbs, elbow and forearm that hurt all the time, it travels one day to my knee, one to my shoulder, today now I have a headache that wont go away (I took a 600mg motrin) Nope-still here.
Fatigue? Yeah, I feel like i do not sleep thru the nite, I must wake up about between 4-10 times a night. VERY rarely like last night I slept for 14 hours.
I feel like my Dr. is going to think I am nuts. I was at the dr 3 weeks ago and told her my symptoms, she never looked at me "Physically" - but told me maybe I needed to go to counseling. She did order blood work, RF, ESR,ANA,CBC and it was all normal. I even had a hand xray for my thumb. Nope normal too.
How do you fight your Dr? When you need their refferral to see a specialist. I do not want to chase my tail on this and have to keep explaining my self over and over...until someone hears me and listens.
I live in So. Cal. Any neighbors out there?
Thanks-soft gentle hugs (i am hurin' today)