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Hi, my name is Harmonie and I am 21,
I have experienced joint pain all throughout my life. As a teen, it was growing pains, later, I think as diagnosed with celiac disease and Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. I have had many blood tests to rule out any type of arthritis or inflammation.
My Doctor told mea couple of years ago that I Carried the HLA B27 Gene. I have also done ANA, CRP, and other antibody blood tests, but seeing as I have 2 autoimmune conditions, it’s hard to tell sometimes where the inflammation is coming from. She had originally told me that I also tested positive for lupus. But after seeing the rheumatologist, (I believe this was 2 years ago) he said that I did not have lupus but he could not rule out any answers in regards to my joint pain. I didn’t have any lower back pain or stiffness back then.
Anyhow, I’ve learned to live with it, it’s not always present but I find it’s quite noticeable during temperature changes or if I have been upright a long time.
Anyways, recently for the last 3-4 months, I have noticed quite a stiff sensation in my lower back and if I apply medium pressure or get my back (lower back ) rubbed, it is quite tender/ sore. AS has silently been at the back of my mind but I’m just not sure if I am overthinking it. I do find it more still in the morning and at night, and a couple of days ago, my left butt cheek was sore as if I had done heavy excercising but I hadn’t excercised for 2 days.
I have found the back pain and stiffness less significant when I excercise.
Anyhow. I have booked an apt with my Dr and am hoping to get a more recent blood test done to see if I am hallucinating or not!
I would love some opinions and advice!
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