Hello everyone :)
I'm 29-year-old small lady from Finland. I've been suffering from right-sided stabbing and electric-feeling joint-aches for the last 5 years. The doctors don't know anymore what to do, they don't seem to be able to diagnose me.
My health background is colourful: I was diagnosed with allergic asthma at the age of 10. The asthma-inhalers caused me Cushings, and a fierce one at that - I gained almost 10 kilos in 3 months and a life-lasting stretch-marks almost everywhere on my soft-tissues. It still remains a mystery why my body reacted that way to inhalable cortisones. When I was 17 I got into a horrid vomiting, resulting me to find myself at ER after a week of vomiting. Diagnosed me with primary Addison's. Been on hyrdocortisone and saltcorticoids ever since.
When I turned 24 I was working a job with heavy chores and lifting, I had a good overall health and I went by bike to work (18km one way).
One weekend morning during summer I woke up and when trying to get up I had a splitting pain on my elbow joint. I couldn't stretch my arm open from a 45 degrees angle. It was like that for the upcoming 3 weeks. because of summertime the lines for doctor's were long, and I got to xray my elbow only after 2½ weeks from the start of pain. Little by little the pain started to subside and I could move my arm around a bit. Still, I had to quit my job because of the longened pains, and I tried another job, this time a deskjob. But I had only been at the new place for a week and my knee had the same type of sudden splitting and electric pain. I had to go on a sickleave. After 2 months of sickleave I was kicked out.
After that I've been mainly taken care by my personal doctor concerning my basic diseases and these pains. We've managed to count out many diagnoses, but still we're all questionmarks about what this is that I'm suffering from. All tests so far, let them be bloodtests, physiological tests, neurological tests, xrays, MRIs, neural pathway tests.. nothing out of ordinary has been found.
Along the way I have been diagnosed with lightly loose limbs and I was found to have developed osteopenia. I've been tried on many different medications, and atm I'm on gabapentin (3x600mg/day), for that started to work a bit over a year ago. I was fully without any pains for almost a year, and last september the pains started again out from nowhere.
If there might be anyone out there who might be having a clue to what this -might- be or might be suffering from the same kind of oddball symptoms I'd be very willing to share thoughts! :)