Bone, joint and muscle pains

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Hi folks,

ill try and keep this as breif as possible,

for the last 6 months or so, i have had pains in my legs and arms, put it down to working to much.

Then around 6 weeks ago i started getting sore tight hands in the morning, this then went on to sore hands all the time.

Around a year ago i was diagnosed B12 Deficient, was given loading doses and then told to come back every 3 months, at that time i was wakening with severe pins and needles in my hands.

Fast forward back to now, I had a test done to check my Vitamin D, which came back pretty low, 13ng/ml or 33nmol/mg.

So i thought i had cracked it, i done a load of reading and researching, started taking 10000mg of D3 every day, plus magnesium, zinc, K2, and boron.

Pains have got quite a bit worse, mainly my hands, but if i squeeze on bones and muscles it hurts pretty bad, forearms, all my finger bones, feet and sternum being the worst.

Is it normal to have more pain as the D3 etc do there thing?

I did test positive a year or so ago for anti nuclear factor, but doctor wasnt concerned.

I have looked and looked at symptoms of Autoimmune disorders and my symptoms dont really fit any of them as such. I have no swelling or redness, no rashes, nothing, just the pains.

Im waiting on an appointment date to see Rhuematologist, just trying to self help just now.

Thanks if you have read this far.

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  • Posted

    What job do you do? Does it involve lots of desk work? Also, how much salt do you have in your diet?

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    • Posted

      Hi, Im a crane operator/supervisor so generally work outside, and on my feet quite often.

      Salt intake i would say is pretty average, i try not to go overboard with it

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      Do you ever do wrist exercises to stretch them? I do them about once or twice a day and then I don't have the pain anymore. I ask about the salt because I get cramps when I don't have enough salt (I don't really like the taste of it), so I was wondering if you get enough.

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      If you want to take extra salt it is suggested you cut a tomato in half and sprinkle it over that. My grandmother used to do it.

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      Thanks, I'll give that a try sometime. For the last few months I've been adding a bit to food here and there, but mostly just been grinding some out into my hand and eating it there and then.

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      I am not sure I could eat salt by itself either. I am not a great salt fan either. Do you like salted peanuts?

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    "I have no swelling or redness, no rashes, nothing, just the pains."

    Autoimmune disorders come in all shapes, sizes and colours - I have none of those, just muscle/tendon pain. But it is a/i. You need an expert on the job - but don't get your hopes up too far for a speedy answer, it can take a while.

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