I just wanted to introduce myself and tell someone what I'm going through to see if I'm going insane or if I'm even in the right place or not.
I'm 35 years old. I've never had serious health problems. I had 3 boys by the time I was 21 and am a typical 35 year old, or so I thought. I do have IBS but that's it.
President's Day started out my drama. I had a rash, mostly on my arms but it was intesnse and it spread to my entire body (except my face & neck). Tiny pimple like bumps that itched like something crazy, I got zero sleep due to the scratching feeling. Dr put me on steriods, rash went away. Rash came back after steroids wore off, so they put me on stronger steriods for a longer period of time. Same thing, third time...plus on top of that I woke up last Tuesday morning (and three mornings since then) with this pain: My Knees feel like there are swords digging into them, severe, non stop, intense pain that never lets up. THe same pain is in my ankles and it feels like I'm going to break my ankles if I attempt to walk. The pain and cramps are unbearable. I usually take Aleve ONLY when I have bad cramps, that's it. I'm not a person who is effected by pain or needs pain pills, even when I had my wisdom teeth pulled I didn't take meds.
This pain was so bad, I thought I was going to die. It was all night long. It lasted until about 10am then poof. GONE. It happened last tuesday & wednesday and then again 2 nights ago and last night. I've been on Darvocet since last Wednesday (only at night) and everything was fine until Tuesday night and now I've been on Darvocet and Hydrocodone to ease the pain. I've missed work due to not being able to function with all of the medicine that I"m taking, I'm a walking zombie.
I have an appt with a Rheumo on Monday. Do you think they can help me? Does this make any sense to anyone? I feel like I'm going crazy.
Please let me know your thoughts, I'll do anything to stop this pain and make sure I stop whatever it is I'm doing that's triggering it too!
Thanks for listening