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I first went to the gp about pain in my hip/thigh area back in april. I was eventually referred to rheumatologist after my blood test showed inflammation. I had xray and general exam but everything normal. I was booked in for mri of my hip some wks later, inbetween that time i started to have general joint pain, mostly wrists, knees and ankles, big toe and middle fingers. I had general feeling of not being well, like flu or virus. I returned to consultant for results of mri, i was convinced itwas going to show something, everthing was normal.. I told consultant how other things had been effecting mebut he wasn't interested really. Said i should go back in few months and if hip no better he'd refer me to surgeon tohave a look. This was back in july and since then everything is so much worse,i just don't know whats wrong with me. I am always in some kind of pain in my joints. but i can deal with that it's when i get really bad, right now my wrists and hands are so painful, achy, sharp stabbing pains stiff fingers, my face feels tingling even my lips sometimes, tingling in my arms and fingers, i've had flank pain,that comes and goes too, i just feel awful and i just don't know what is wrong..
I'm due back to hospital inoctober but i feel like i'm making a fuss and that consultant won't believe me and dismiss what i'mtelling him and i'llleave,as i did last time, lost with no end to this in sight.
I used to be so active, exercising 4 times a wk,no problems but in the last yr i'm a different person. Everytime i try to take up my classes again i have to stop because i'm exhausted and my hands hurt to much.
I should add my rheumatiod factor was neg and apart from a little swelling around my hands nothing else is visable. Lots of other differnt things that may or may not be connected..
If anyone has any clues as to what might be wrong or has similar i'd love to hear from you.
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