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Jul 27, 2015 7:22 PM

My condition is getting worse. The headaches are getting severe. I do have migraines that run in the family but never this severe and bad. Usually when I have my migraines I can take medicine lay in the dark and go to sleep and I'll be okay but these headaches get so severe that I literally scream and cry and can not go to sleep. It comes on suddenly and severely. Also my swelling is spreading it started at my arm and is spreading to my legs to the hip all the way down my toes on both legs and I have jaw swelling and stiffness as well. The swelling is very bad and painful. I also have very bad chest pains sometimes it hurts when my heart beats and I have been having trouble walking and been feeling light headed. One minute I am fine and next minute I can not barely get around and in extreme pain. I have been to a neurologist, orthopedic surgeon, 4 hospitals (children's hospital and UAB hospital) and my two local hospitals. A urgent care place and my primary doctor and none knows what is going on. Where should I go? I am very scared.

Jul 27, 2015 8:02 PM

Taeya, Did these doctors see you while these symptoms were occurring? I would go to the emergency room with that severity of a headache, especially if I had chest pain. The swelling and pain all over, do you have arthritis? Maybe you should see a rheumatologist; they treat many things of the joints and lungs with inflammation. Good luck finding the right doc to help you! You'll be in my thoughts and prayers. 🙏🌼

Jul 27, 2015 9:07 PM

No it always went away and I felt okay. But this time my swelling isn't going away it's getting worse and worse. Usually it will go away with ice and medicine but it isn't helping anymore and I feel worse And no I do not. Thank you so much for the advice I really appreciate it :)

Jul 27, 2015 9:14 PM

If say a rheumy doc. It could be juvenile RA. Hugs & prayers for you! 🙏🌼

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