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Posted by: jennifer | 2011/01/31

pain

i am a 32year old female. have 3 children, aged 7,4 and 6 months. i have pain in my hands, elbows, knees and sometimes shoulders and feet. it is bad when i wake up in the morning. so much so, that i have to take a pain tablet. it sometimes feels as if my whole arm or leg or back is sore. it is difficult to explain. a dull pain. at the end of the day it gets worse again and i take pain medication about 3 times a day. i struggle with headaches and sometimes nauseau. i am very tired though too. could you please suggest anything else that might help . diagnose? thank you so much.

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Hallo Jennifer
I think you should see a rheumatologist as your symptoms could be due to an inflammatory joint disease. They need to take some blood tests and may need to x/ray one or two of the most affected joints. Ask your GP to refer you. Taking pain medication daily may cause kidney damage and rebound headaches in the long term.
Dr Bets

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Posted by: Cyberdoc | 2011/01/31

Hallo Jennifer
I think you should see a rheumatologist as your symptoms could be due to an inflammatory joint disease. They need to take some blood tests and may need to x/ray one or two of the most affected joints. Ask your GP to refer you. Taking pain medication daily may cause kidney damage and rebound headaches in the long term.
Dr Bets

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