Chronic back and joint pain

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Hi all, I am having quite some problems at the moment with my health and I need your advice... I got pain of all joints, lower back, also I feel as if my legs are heavy, I got dizzynes and tiredeness.

I am 29, female, 160cm and weight 48 kg.

It all started with my lower back. I got this problem for around 6 years already, however now the pain is way stronger.

About a year ago my wrists started to hurt, so hard that it was difficult to hold cutlery while eating. It feels as if someone was drilling in my joints. After that both of my knees started hurting as well. I find it difficult to walk on stairs, drive a car. All of daily activityies become difficult. After some time my elbows started hurting, as well as ankles.

Every day I am in pain - does not matter if it's a day or night. I often wake up at night from pain, that later paralizes me. I always was physically active - lots of work & sport, however now once I start exercising or doing physical activity, the pain gets worse. I do not have any edemas around the joints.

A few times a day I got raised body temperature - around 37-38 degrees. Usually I feel cold, got cold hands and feet.

Sometimes I get constipation, diarrhea or flatulence, however the USG of my stomach was alright. I also did erythrocyte sedimentation rate test and it was good as well.

I am doing lots of possible tests, seeing lots of doctors, but no-one so far can tell me what's exactly wrong with me.

The most recent tests showed that I got degenerative-overloaded joints, reactive hypoglycemia and depressive disorders.

I got prescribed the following medicines:

  • Aclexa 200mg 2x1
  • Amanera 20 mg 1x1

Also I was adviced to do rehabilitation, visit a ginecologist and check my lower back in half a year.

Any advice is highly appreciated.


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  • Posted

    It sounds like rheumatoid arthritis to me. I know that inflammation (edema) is expected with RA but my rheumatologist seems to think I have it and my joints don't swell up, However I do have an elevated sed rate and C-reactive protein. There is a blood test to help determine if it could be RA. But it is possible to have a false negative.

    Sjogrens Syndrome can also cause muscle and joint pain. Other symptoms are extreme dryness. For example a dry mouth all the time no mater how much you drink, dry eyes (if your eyes water a lot that means they are dry), a dry vagina and dry skin. There is also a blood test for this but, it too can give a false negative. If it does, the doctor will order a lip biopsy.

    My last idea is if it could be your thyroid. An under active thyroid will give you body aches and pain. Also diagnosed with a blood test.

    Good luck I hope you figure this out soon. I have very painful hands too so I know how hard it is do anything with your hands. BTW does one hand hurt more then the other? And if so, is it your dominant hand?

    Happy Holidays!

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    I had some terrible joint pains as well. Did lots of research and after many recommendations., I found hat Boswellia, Ginger and Turmeric Curcumin are some natural herbs that have been used for centuries to provide joint support.

    After some more research I got some pills made from these extracts and started using them. It has personally helped me. I do not have my previous symptoms. Maybe you can check it out?

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    • Posted

      Indeed, these are key herbs that have been very popular for a number of health benefits. But I guess it is important to find the right and reliable product

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    im having similar symp as you

    lower back pain

    allot of stomoch and bowl pain

    joints and wrists chronicly hurting

    severe dissiness


    plus others

    and now i have severe inflamed neck

    i lookimg at ibd - as a possability but something is def not right in ingestive system

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      James I don't believe your symptoms are indicative of a back problem. You could have a back problem but some of those symptoms simply are not normal for back problems. I don't know a lot about IBD but I didn't know that it would cause the glands in your neck to swell or your wrist and joint to hurt. I certainly think you need to go to a specialist. if you're in the UK I know it's very hard to get in to see one but maybe you can convince your doctor to run some blood tests. I don't know your age but some diseases are more common with older adults while others have no age preference. I'm just assuming your male from your name. Swollen glandes indicate an infection so your doctor should check your white cell count. This is included in a CDC blood test. you should also have your inflammation markers tested to see if there's any inflammation in your body. I would also ask about the blood test for rheumatoid arthritis. It's not 100% accurate but I think it is by 75% if I remember what my rheumatologist told me. good luck on this but really don't ignore this any longer.

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      I never meant to imply that you were not handling it. I was just afraid your doctors weren't doing enough. I'm glad that things are being worked out with your health.

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