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Hello. I'm 17 years old, female and for the past (approxmately) 7 months, I have been experiencing pain all over my body.
It's difficult to describe the pain, the easiest way is by saying it's not painful enough for me to keal over and cry out, but it's is enough for it to be uncomfortable and very noticeable. It's also kind of an achy pain, however, this changes - sometimes it's a sharp stabbing pain, sometimes it's a dull achy pain. The pain is dependent on where it is, I guess.
I'll describe today, as the pain is quite specific it's hard to generalise what every day is like. So today, I had my first class (at college) at 10:50. It was an hour and half lesson, and after 10 minutes of sitting down my legs started to hurt. It was an achy pain throughout my thighs but my knees and claves were stinging. It was also in one leg, I'd then shuffle around, it'd go in that leg but just resurface in the other leg 2 or 3 minutes later. Also in that class, my right arm (from my shoulder to wrist) started tingling and aching - it felt heavy and like my shoulder was too weak to keep it attatched to my body. As you can imagine, trying to do a timed 30 mark essay in class ended up being difficult and I managed to botch up the whole thing because I spent about 10 minutes in total wiggling my arm around trying to get it back to normal.
Anyway, skip forward to lunch where, as I do everyday, I stood with my boyfriend outside the big store near college talking to his/my friends. You know when you stand for too long and your feet, legs and lower back start to ache? Well this happened after I stopped walking. I stood for about 5 minutes and again my legs started to hurt, as did my back. My back had an odd burning sensation - like I was stood infront of a fire.
This burning sensation also happens when I sit down, but it's usually when I sit on an uncomfortable chair. Luckily at college, the chairs are shaped in a way I can sit comfortably and avoid this. But the buses are not. I have to get 4 buses a day, each 30 minutes long. And this burning sensation happens after around 5 minutes of being sat down in the same place.
Most of the pain I get, happens because I'm in the same place for too long. I can't figure out whether it is my muscles or my joints or both. I am suspecting both.
Anyway, aside from pain, my body seems to react to temperature weirdly - I'm either way too cold (sat shivering) or too warm (to the point where I feel dizzy - which also happens every time I get in the shower). I've also lost alot of weight over the last couple of months.
I've been taking ibruprofen through out the day, and that relieves some of the pain but the weakness and aching is still there. Since I get the pain worst in my back and neck, my mum has suggested something might be wrong with my spine or the pain could be stemming from my back/neck due to something being wrong in those areas (she doesn't want to go grasping at straws or making any guesses since she isn't a doctor).
Anyway, I am terribly sorry for the very long post. I appreciate any help I can get as to narrowing down what this could be. (If you need any more information, like height/weight or whatever, just say - I didn't want to write anymore because it's already long enough and too much to read).
I'm at the doctors on Tuesday so any replies I get from here would be much appreciated - just so I don't feel like a complete dumbass when I speak to the doctor.
Thank you! ^^
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