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Hi there. 46 yr old overweight male. noticed stiffness after rest for years now, finally doing something about it now. feet/ankles always a bit stiff, somedays very tired, now and then have periods of waking with lower back pain (feels locked) and have to get out of bed and get moving. lasts 5-7 days. also pain in left buttock. some joint pain in fingers, very odd sweeling/heat. last night, right elbow got hot. both knees have started hurting and have swollen twice in last 2 weeks. (overweight?) Most symptoms are bilateral.
the thing is - I am a fabulous pyschosomatic! i really have the feeling my brain is causing these things. been on strong dose of Vimovo for last 3 weeks, no effect. starting week's course of Prednisone today. Living in Vienna and have to go into hospital for an overnight stay soon. not sure why? pretty certain I will have no symptoms during that time! MRI of hands and feet on 20th June, also have feeling it will show nothing.
my dad's sister had terrible RA, was in wheelchair by age of 60 and couldn't function. my bloods sometimes show small amount of inflammation, sometimes nothing. RA is always neg.
Just have the feeling I should man up and get on with it. doesn't everyone have aches and pains? isn't everyone stiff after resting (I can feel the stiffness coming on in my feet when I sit on the sofa).
Guess I'm doing all the right things, but feel sometimes like I want a positive diagnosis and my brain is willing on the symptoms (which of course I know about by reading online!)
Any thoughts would be very welcome and sorry for the bore!
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