Joint pain and tenderness but no answers

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Loz15
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Date Joined Feb 2016
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   Posted 2/18/2016 5:41 AM (GMT -7)   
I've been having pain since being diagnosed with churg Strauss which is well control thanks to my meds . My consultant does not think my joint pain is down to the Churg Strauss as it is very well controlled I have had physio for a long term back problem recently which helped and I was getting my mobility back but now I have been hit by a new set of pain which is in my hip and hand with no swelling but tenderness to the touch in my hand and some stiffness in my hip. my doctor did blood tests and X-rays which came back normal so they referred me to a enhanced scope physio who couldn't find anything and thought maybe I needed further investigation and is going to write back to my doctor to let them no what they think needs to be done as they felt because I have had physio recently physio might not be the right thing at the minute. so I'm now waiting to see my doctor to see if they will refer me to someone so it's all a waiting game but I hope I can get some answers as the pain some nights stops me from sleeping well has anyone else here had these kind of problems with getting a diagnosis for what is causing there joint pain

Post Edited (Loz15) : 2/18/2016 5:49:49 AM (GMT-7)


Don_D
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Date Joined May 2013
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   Posted 2/18/2016 10:48 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Loz and welcome. I am sorry to hear about your new joint issues. Unfortunately many of us know this frustration very well. It took me almost 3 years to get a diagnosis of RA and that was with a positive RA factor involved which is usually a dead giveaway and joints that were massively inflamed. A whole lot of this comes down to your physician and what they know or who they can reference regarding your situation if they do not have first hand experience. The key is not to give up and to gather as much information for them as you can.

You can help this process by documenting things as well as you can and taking pictures if you experience inflammation or swelling. Back when I was diagnosed we weren't all carrying around cameras all the time and it made this a lot harder due to how hard it is to get in to see a specialist.

I hope that you feel better. Its no fun going through ongoing medical issues and it can be so hard being patient with the medical process.
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