I have been telling my doctor of joint and muscle pain, rashes, IBS, muscle weakness, fatigue, headaches and many other syptoms for 8 years now. All they do is treat with pain meds and once in a while an antibiotic. It is not helping. I am getting worse!!!!!!!
A few months back my PCP sent me to a rhuemy, the rhuemy noticed that my ASO Titer was very high (1372) and put me on Sulfa for 6 months. My ASO Titer went down to 400. One month after I stopped taking the Sulfa, it was back at 800, then 3 weeks later its back over 1200.
Over the last 8 years, I have been shuffled around to over 20 doctors and specialists, none of which are concerned with what's going on with my body. I feel like they dismiss my complaints because there are so many! Along with the ASO Titer being over 1200, I also have a high C-Reactive Protein reading too, it is 9.0 with normal range 0.0-4.9.
Six years ago when I was having a really bad rash on my leg, obe doctor did a biopsy. The biopsy came back as Leukocytoclastic vasculitis (LV) and possible Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP). All of the doctors dismiss the HSP, mainly because they say my rash goes away too quickly. The only way my rash (or Vasculitis) goes away is with a very strong dose of Prednisone. Then within 1-2 months, it comes back.Then I take more Prednisone. It's a cycle and if one doctor would stick withit, they may find out what's wrong. I am lucky if a doctor will keep me as a patient for more than 6 months before shipping me to another doctor!!!!!