Hi everyone. I've been dealing with random joint pain for about 5 months now. The first three months I chalked it up to working a lot and working outside because the weather is nice. I got to the point where I couldn't ignore it any more.
I have completely random pain, in my joints, mainly in my upper body that moves with no warning throughout the day/night. The first Doctor I saw literally said, "Well something is going on but I don't know what." Blood tests indicated my inflammation amounts to be double what normal is. 12.5.
I am suspicious that its infectious arthritis but was told that I'd be way sicker and hospitalized if that were true. Evenings are bad, mornings are bad and sometimes my throat hurts like I have strep throat. One side or sometimes both sides. It usually goes away during the night.
TMJ Cat Scan showed calcification but my white blood cell count is normal so no infection they say. I don't agree. I have a localized site of pain just under my left ear that's tender to the touch and constant since last September. They keep telling me it's a dental issue and not related.
I'm getting worn down and my tolerance is very low now. I also have kidney disease so I can't take NSAIDs or Advil type pain killers. Tylenol only and it isn't even taking the edge off.
I don't know how some of you are dealing with what you do every day!