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Feb 06, 2016 6:52 PM

I am new here. I have had intermittent pain in my hips for 12 years. When I was pregnant I was told it was SPD. After delivery (10 years ago) i was told it was my weight. Then when I collapsed I was told I had broken my hip in labour. Now I have been told it was not broken and it's just wear and tear to my joints and that 1 leg is shorter. I have had depression since I was 13 (i am now 44 ) and was diagnosed with arthritis at 9. Currently I feel exhausted constantly and the joint/muscle pain is located in my arms, legs and feet. I get migraines 2-3 times per month. I can be walking fine and suddenly my hip gives and I end up dragging it zombie style and using a walking stick. Does this just seem like my lot in life or something else so far undiagnosed? Xx

Feb 06, 2016 11:17 PM

Crazy, there are questions I'd like to ask. Have you any MRI reports you can look at. When was your last one? You only gave little info. I was told that my aches and pains were arthritis for years until last year. Also, they tried to tell me it was depression, something they love to label women with. In reality I found out what is wrong with me its a cyst on my spinal cord. My symptoms were pain in the tailbone area, that caused tingling to move down the legs, weakness in walking, horible numbness in the feet. None of these symptoms were all day, and all at one time until before surgery. If you want to talk my email is zetarlov then gmail

Feb 07, 2016 3:21 AM

Hi zetarlov. I have never had an MRI. They have done x rays and blood tests and basically all I get told is there is no reason for your pain level to be as bad as it is. Take these painkillers and loose weight :(

Feb 08, 2016 12:06 AM

You really need to push for a MRI especially for the sacreal part of the spine.

Feb 08, 2016 1:17 AM

Going to see my gp and push to get a full check up t ok see what is wrong. Hopefully they will say to MRI x

Feb 08, 2016 6:25 PM

Welcome to our community Crazy0hair0lady! Have you been seen by an Orthopedist or Rheumatologist? You may want to, along with an MRI.

I'm 54 with DDD, DJD, TMJD, OA, fibromyalgia, sjogrens, hypothyroidism, and many other chronic pain illnesses. I was considered very healthy and working until 2010, then my health took a nose dive. I was diagnosed with OA in my hip joints last month, and like you said, sometimes I can be walking and it feels like it comes out of socket. I've been walking with a cane or walker, and use an electric cart in large stores, since January 2015. They diagnosed a Vestibular Neuronitis of the 8th cranial nerve causing my dizziness and imbalance. I started PT for my hips today. Because I've been favoring my hips my leg muscles are extremely tight and stiff.

I oppose you can find a good doctor who will listen s and investigate. And if you've had Arthritis since childhood you need a rheumatologist on your team. Hugs, love, & prayers! 🙂🙏💕🌼

Feb 08, 2016 7:03 PM

Keep going and keep asking until you find your answer! Someone will see you one day and they will have your answers. I don't know what any of the abbreviations on this forum mean, but mine is CREST syndrome disease, depression, chronic pain, migraines, daily headaches, ulcerative colitis, fatigue, sleeplessness, daily fog. I am 41 & finally have all these diagnoses! It just takes time.... Hang in there.

Feb 09, 2016 12:31 AM

Thanks peeps the acknowledgement and support means so much. Xxx

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