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Posted by: Tracey | 2007/12/12

Aches and Pains

I have been battling with various aches and pains this year. It could be arthritis as my fingers sometimes get a bit stiff and sore. My feet are painful underneath every morning when I get up out of bed, especially under the heels. My legs are also quite stiff when I get up and I have found in the last week I have to take panado to be able to get myself going in the morning. Also in the last week I seem to have developed a temperature and do not feel too wonderful.
I am finding this all quite depressing as I have no enery to do things, I always have pain somewhere in my body and I have no strength in my hands and wrists.

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Dear Tracey
Your symptoms do sound like rheumatoid arthritis - so yes I really think you should see your doctor for possible x/rays and blood tests, and referral to a rheumatologist.
Symptoms of RA includes sore, stiff, swollen joints, tender to the touch, tiredness, fever, morning stiffness for at least 30 min in the morning.
See www.emedicinehealth.com/rheumatoid_arthritis/article_em.htm
Dr BEts

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Our users say:
Posted by: small feet | 2009/03/09

when i go to bed and lay for an 1/2 hour and have to get up it is sore to stand on my feet and when i awake in the morning it is also sore why? i gave tried calcuim magnesuim tablets but nothing, what do i do

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Posted by: Tish | 2008/12/21

my legs ache all night I sometimes can' t sleep-my legs and ankles are oedemetous and pit -why I drink at least 2 litres of water a day! also my bach aches -why?

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Posted by: Rika | 2008/10/15

My middle right finger is very sore and also on the stiff side it is most irritating. The nuckel does seem a little swollen. Any idea what it could be.If i make a fist my hand is sore but not major more a feeling of being swollen

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Posted by: Ree | 2008/09/02

I have severe pain in my right hip when walking or standing for long periods. I find it difficult to walk once the pain starts. This pain goes away when I sit down or lie down.
The pain feels like it grips my whole hip area into the groin area.
Dr had a sonar done and found that I had gallstones. I have not had the gall bladder removed yet.
Could this cause such pain or not? Are the symtoms arthritis or could it be the sciatica nerve being pinched?
Thanks

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