sporadic spasms

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Afternoon...I wanted to ask if anyone else experiences random spasms of pain throughout the body? For instance yesterday I had momemnts where I was completely pain free and randomly I would have spasms of pain in different areas. Like myright index finger joint will hurt for about 15 mins then it will go away. Maybe 10 minutes later my left knee will hurt. Does anyone else have similar issues? does anything help relieve it or stop it from happening, I cant deal with it, sucks and its affecting my life.

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    Hi Lisa. Yes I do experience this but only noticable in my fingers which I think is partly due to the fact that I use my hands A LOT at work. I do mammography. The pain subsides .... comes and goes ...But is no where near the pain I feel in my ankle from a long time ago traumatic injury to my left leg. Stretching my hands, wrist and fingers and running under very warm water usually makes it feel better. I hope this helps you too. smile. Theresa

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    Hi, is your condition definitely OA or is it all still under review? I have similar bouts, no diagnosis as yet, but the character of what you are describing is typical of Palindromic Arthritis? I keep a verbal and photo diary now in the hope of getting a proper and quicker diagnosis, might be worthwhile you doing the same?
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      I will definitely start keeping a journal to help me track it all. I was diagnosed with osteoarthritis as I also have a cyst growing on my right index finger amd a bunion on my left foot-big toe. I also have fatigue, pain, and stiffness.
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      Hi Lisa,

      I experience the type of spasms you describe.  I have OA RA Fibromyalgia and Spondylitis.  Can I ask who diagnose you OA?  I'm wondering if you have been referred to a Rheumatologist, as they are specialised in these types of disease.  If not, it might be an idear to ask your GP to refer you as Fibro can cause fatigue, pain, and stiffness also. 

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      Hello! Yes I have a seen a Rheumatologist and they have diagnosed me with RA, OA and believe fibro is part of it but blood work didn't exactly show fibro. I'm seeing another Rheumatologist next week for 2nd opinion. What do you do for pain? And To keep going? I've been overwhelmed with it lately despite the meds and I don't know what else to do.

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    Hi Lisa, I can't give any advice only sympathy as I too suffer from sometimes excrutiating random pains, could be in a toe, a finger, back, head, leg - you name it anywhere.  I am lucky and different to you though in that the pains last only seconds (thank goodness otherwise would be unbearable).  Have tried over the years to ask doctors but nobody is interested or has an answer.  I do have osteoarthritis but it is not the affected joints that hurt.  It is not even necessarily a joint pain.  I regularly get a terrible pain in my left forearm - completely out of the blue. The only conclusion I have personally come to is that it is  "electrical" i.e. something to do with my nervous system.  I do have SVT which is definitely an "electrical" problem with the heart.    Good luck hope you find an answer and a solution.

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