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Arthritis

Question
Posted by: Marie Wilson | 2018/07/16

Q.

Pains in different parts of body

Good Day Dr. Since May this year, I started developing pains and aches in my hands. Sometimes I would lose power in one hand (mostly right hand) or my fingers will become stiff in one position. First it was just the right hand, and now the left one as well. After a month, I had the pain in hands and developed a new pain, from my head shooting through my eye and down into my jaw. I also have my feet paining so much sometimes that I can't take the pressure when driving (step on paddles/clutch or change gears) After that, a new pain - my right knee will pain while I walk, or when I get up from sitting cross legs, it will almost be impossible to walk with that leg. Soon after that my left knee started having the same issue. The left one has subsided quite good, while the right one is still a on-and-off problem. Now, I have have once again a new shooting pain above each breast. It comes and goes. For about a week it was only the right breast, and now the left one as well. Not the breast itself, but the area just above each one. So far I have seen an orthopedic surgeon, and we did a range of tests for arthritis and all is normal: RA, RF, ESR+CRP, ANA, a-CCP, a-DNS What else could this be? My medical aid is now exhausted and I still don't know what the problem is, while new pains and aches are still surfacing.

Expert's Reply

A.

Arthritis expert
- 2018/07/19

You have Fibromyalgia and I suggest you see a rheumatologist.


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