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okay so, this is my first time doing something like this so please bear with me lol I am a 22 year old female and over the past year or so i have been noticing that i pick up every cough, cold and flu no matter what. I work in childcare so i thought that this was normal until i noticed that everyone else was hardly ever sick and even when the children weren't sick, i was. i had been to see my family doctor at one point because before i had even finished an antibiotic for something, i would end up with something else. whether it was the flu, a sinus infection or strep throat it was always something. when i went to see my family doctor she said it was normal due to the field of work i am in but did blood work anyways. it came back with low b12, low vitamin d and high cholesterol. was told to take some multivitamins and sent on my way. a couple months later, around the beginning of June of this year, i went back to a walk-in clinic for what i thought was an ear infection, with a sun rash on my feet and across my nose and cheeks. she put me on some azithromycin for 5 days and told me i was having an allergic reaction to advil for the rash. but as soon as i finished the antibiotic, the rash spread to my arms torso and my legs. the next day i was swollen in my feet, hands, arms and knees with extreme pain all over i couldn't move. when i made my way to the doctors, she looked completely frightened at the sight of me (which didnt help me much lol) she did blood work, put me on prednisone for 5 days and told me to check back within 2 days for the blood work. the prednisone got rid of most of the swelling and the rash on my body but the rash on my face stayed for quite a few weeks but im now stuck with swollen hands and feet sometimes and still having bad joint pain. the blood work came back normal ANA was negative, negative for lupus, negative for thyroid, nothing. i then went to the hospital after the 5 days of prednisone because i was still in extreme pain from my joints in my feet (ankles, toes, all over), my knees, my elbows, my shoulders and my hands (wrists, fingers and all). more blood work, more pain medication and still no answers. was sent to a rheumatologist through the hospital, and was told it may be fifths disease (parovirus) and was sent to do more blood work... another negative but was not called back by the rheumatologist. i had to go through my family doctor to get the results (such bs). now my doctor is stumped.. i currently am experiencing joint pain in all the same joints noted above, some swelling in my hands and feet in the morning, sun sensitivity (a rash appears where ever the sun is touching my skin), purple toes in the shower and im unable to handle hot or cold (like the air conditioning in the car on my feet is actually painful and even just taking toast out of the toaster is way too hot for my hands), as well as night sweats and bruising easily. my family doctor hasnt given me any answers, hasnt told me whats next and im not sure what else to do.. ive had to quit my job because i cant be running around with 24 children all day when i can hardly make it out of bed and its even more frustrating when no one has any answers for me.. so if anyone has any suggestions for my next steps or what you may think this is.. please send them my way.. im open to anything at this point thanks
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