Strange Affliction (Pain)
Im not one to air my health problems, but this one has me puzzled. Ive been having these pains like a soreness that tend to move around my body. They will start in one place and spread like a bee sting. Ive been having this in my chest, it will start in a pin point location, then move over to the other side, radiate around back, then stop completely. The cycle lasts a couple weeks. Had them for about 8 years and the doc couldnt figure it out. Now Im having that same problem in both arms. The pain started out on the inside part of my elbows,by those little "knots" you can feel, just under them and inside the ligament a bit. Its been about two weeks and now the pain is slowly working its way down the insides of my arms towards my hands. Really sore but no swelling. My neck and legs have the same problems. Really strange. Feels like someone worked me over with a baseball bat at times.
Maybe its the chemtrails. Would a tin foil hat help my condition?
Seeing a different doctor might help. Maybe a neurologist. But I am not a doctor and this is NOT how you get medical advice. If your doctor can't tell, you really need a different one. Please don't wait.
Originally Posted by N0WVA
I played a doctor once and had the lab coat and stethescope and everything, so I am definitely an expert.
I have no real clue, but I'd agree you need some second and third opinions.
Possibly a neurologist: It "sounds" like a neurological problem to me, but then I only played a doctor.
I do know from personal experience (seriously) that a pinched nerve can cause pains in places where there's actually no problem at all; the pain can just "move around" and be miles from the source, if it's neurological.
I had a pinched Sciatic nerve for a while and there wasn't any doctor anywhere who could fix that until I saw a neurosurgeon, who indeed did fix it in 45 minutes (of surgery). Well worth it, in my case. Every GP, every internist, every bone man in the world had no idea what the problem was.
I referred "myself" to a neurologist, who solved the mystery in less than one hour.
Keep looking. And if you see me wearing a lab coat and stethescope, ignore anything I say, because I'm just reading a script.
Not only a neurologist but also see a rheumatologist. Pain in the same joint, at the same time, on each side of the body, is indicative of rheumatoid arthritis. Of course you only have one neck and spine, and pain in those parts does happen with RA. But when the same joint on opposite sides of the body have pain at the same time RA needs to be investigated.
About 85 percent of those with RA are women. Then there is an enzyme in the blood in about 85 percent of persons with RA that definitely diagnosis the condition. However, in about 15 percent of the sufferers of RA this enzyme is not present and those persons are referred to as having RA "negative". It takes much longer for a diagnosis of RA to be made in those persons.
Rheumatoid arthritis is not the normal wearing out of the joints, that is osteoarthritis. RA is a situation with the immune system and is caused by an allergic reaction. That reaction is different from person to person. One day you can walk outside and suddenly have an allergic reaction to grass and RA will progress from there. RA is not curable although it is generally not fatal. Also, although very rare, remission can take place.
I suffer from RA. Not only am I one of the "lucky" persons who are male, I am doubly "blessed" as being one of those RA "negative" persons. Therefore, it took considerably longer to diagnosis my condition. My RA was probably caused by an allergic reaction to a cleaning chemical that a newly hired cleaning company used in cleaning the floors in the clean room at my place of employment. My condition has been present for going on 10 years. However, for almost the last 18 months my RA has been in remission! My rheumatologist tells me that my remission is the only case which she has actually seen, and has only read about remissions in other cases.
Of course, having RA doesn't make one a medical expert on the condition. However, the symptoms do resemble RA and that is definitely something that needs to be considered.
How about a good chiropractor?
Originally Posted by KA5S
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A few years back my chiropractor was talking to me about arthritis, I have osteo, and said that all of the known types of arthritis (171) can go into total remission at any time with no explanation. My Dad and my Grandmother both were diagnosed with RA that seriously affected them for a few years then mysteriously lessened in my grandmother's case and Dad is more subject to flare ups. So yeah it happens and from the way it can be so destructive to the affected joints it definitely should be checked out by your doctor.
Originally Posted by K9STH
For starters one who knows his limitations and doesn't have an ax to grind with the MDs.
Originally Posted by WB2WIK
Some years ago, I got the scare of my life (worse than being shot at with lots of bad stuff) when it felt like my arm was being cut off with a dull saw. Thought for sure I had bone cancer. Went the clinic and they X-rayed my chest. Went to the Internet to find out why. Turns out a compressed nerve passing over the first rib can report pain that appears in the arm. The CURE was to move my monitor closer to the edge of my desk so I'd sit up straight.
Originally Posted by WB2WIK
Relief? Oh yes.