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I am 21 years old and for about the past 5 years I have suffered from joint pains.
The pain has progressively been getting worse over time. The joints that are affected are in my hips/pelvis, knees, ankles, wrists, shoulders and lower back. I have been to the doctors many times with no luck! They have given me blood tests, MRI scans of my hips, physical therapy and put me on cocodamol painkillers. So far they have ruled out many potential causes e.g rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, lupus, bursitis, tendinitis and have said that it is not due to any inflammatory problems.
Here are some of my symptoms:
Joint pain in all joints but is not warm or swollen
Pain is an ache not sharp pains
No pain when sleeping unless lying on joint e.g hip joint
Hurts when sitting down in the same position for long periods of time
Pain persists until pressure is off of the joint (e.g sit down, stop carrying something)
Chest Pain and shortness of breath occasionally
Joints only hurt when moving, lying on them or applying pressure to them
Headaches with eye pain occasionally (maybe stress related?)
Joint pain is gradually getting worse over time (started about 5 years ago)
Joints hurt when prodded
Cold makes pain worse
Heat makes back pain better (heat pack when on period)
Joints crack/grate and hurt afterwards (might be double jointed?)
The joint pain comes from inside the joint not the whole/around the joint
Cannot sit crossed legged/kneel/squat/swim without pain
Any ideas or related stories are welcome!
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