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Hello everybody! Thank you for taking the time to read my post.
I NEED HELP,PLEASE!
I am a 47-year-old woman who is in pain .There goes my story.I am post menopausal.Took Estrogen,Progesteron and 50mg Zoloft for 1 year and a half.Last November my doctor increased Zoloft to 200mg and I changed jobs,from a retail job to an office one.Then that's when it all started,at the same time.Carpal Tunnel,joints pain and gained 30 lbs in 3 months.Not fat,just terribly swollen,especially my hands and legs.
I canceled the surgery for Carpal Tunnel because I think I've been rushed into it,based only on a nerve conduction test and I also have the feeling it's something else, because the tingling in my fingers is gone.Now it's only the joints in my fingers that really hurt.
Also my swollen leg muscles are stiff in the morning,it takes a few minutes until I can walk without pain.
X-rays of my hands came out OK,my knees also,and the bone density is at the border of green and yellow levels.
Water pill didn't help.All the blood tests are negative for osteoarthritis,RA or lupus.No diabetes,no thyroid problems.
I've started walking for 2 weeks for about 45 minutes every day,I've changed my diet,I drink a lot of fluids and still no signs of improvement.After 10 days of walking,it is harder and harder for me to walk, because my knees and my leg muscles hurt and the swelling still doesn't go away.If I sit down for longer than half an hour or so,my muscles hurt when I try to get up.
The rheumatologist gave me Celebrex now.I feel a little less pain but the swelling doesn't want to go away.
I've been slim all my life until last October and is very hard for me to deal with ...whatever it is that I have.
Please somebody help!