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Old 03-19-2007, 08:14 AM   #1
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so fed up

It just seems like things are getting worse for me..My whole body just aches at times like I have the flu..my neck hurts 24/7 know matter what I take for it,it don't help..a family member said it sounds like lupus but I don't think it's that..my hubby wants me to change dr because he says this one does not seem to know what is going on with me other then I have arthritis in my neck..at times I just have to make myself get through the night at work.I'm sorry I guess more then anything I need to vent..I just feel helpless at times..My fingers in both hands hurt now and my upper back and sometimes even my lower back and bottom hurts. my knees hurt and my right leg cramps up..it feels just like I have to flu most of the time..thanks for listening

 
Old 03-19-2007, 10:11 AM   #2
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Re: so fed up

have you had any injury to your spine/neck area??

I agree with your husband, it's time for a 2nd opinion. Is the doctor you're seeing a neurosurgeon or ortho?? or just your family doctor??

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Re: so fed up

He is my family dr..no I've not had any kind of injury at all.thats why I'm wondering why I'm having so many problems without injury.thanks for the reply

 
Old 03-19-2007, 11:18 AM   #4
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Re: so fed up

We all need to vent sometimes.

yes you can have problems with no injury, and you can also have problems with a prior injury from many years ago.

I would recommend two things. One, a general blood workup from your primary doctor, and have them check your sedementation rate as a start. this will give them information if a general inflammation is going on, like a start of some other disease process like general arthritis.

Second, I would ask them to do an xray of your neck, and possibly try to get them to do cervical MRI, or a referral. Sometimes they don't like to order MRI right away until they have looked at xray. Be persistant if your primary doc gives you pushback.

 
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Seeing a Neurologist and a Rheumatologist might help too

 
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Re: so fed up

thank you all for your replys it really does mean alot to me..I'm going to talk to my reg dr about all the things y'all said PearlDoves and neckpatient I'm going to get him to refer me to Neurologist or Rheumatologist ..and see about him doing blood work as well..Im all so thinking I might need something for depression I've never had depression before but with all these problems I think I'm starting too

 
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What you wrote sounds so familiar to me! I felt all of that and for years went to specialists trying to treat each symptom seperately...till I went to the rhuematologist...I have fibromyalgia (but you need to do blood work up to eliminate lupus and other possibilities)..also have arthritis and some cervical problems, but...DO go and get more consults, have the blood work done and Do Not Give Up till you get answers! Good Luck and keep Smiling!

 
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Re: so fed up

mepa49....The doctor did say it could be fibromyalgia,that might be what it is..I really don't think it's lupus even though I do have some of the symptoms.I don't have the rashes or hairloss ect..my grandmothers twin sister had it.thats why a family member said it could be that...alot of these symptoms could be a number of things because so many of them have some of the same symptoms

 
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