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Posted by: HARRIE | 2008-11-27

EXTREME PAIN

Hi Doc, Last night I went to bed at about 11h00. At 12h30 I woke up in the most excruiting pain in all my joints. Wrists, fingers, back, hips. ankles and feet and pain on the left side of my chest. After a while I took 2 OTC pain tablets and about an hour later the pain felt better but I couldn' t get back to sleep. This morning my chest has a bruised sore feeling as well as my back right behind my chest. Other than that I feel well. What could that episode have meant, or it is just one of those things. Please advise

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Hallo Harrie
this can be caused by viral infections and certain auto immune diseases like rheumatoid artritis or gout. If you have red sore joints and a flu feeling you should rather see your doctor for furtner testing
Dr Bets

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