pain in all joints.

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   Posted 10/27/2007 6:21 PM (GMT -7)   
sad  I have had joint pain without swelling since my teen years. My doctor always told me it was growing pain. Now at age 33 he tells me I am not 17. I do have arthritis of some type, because I have had two knee operations and I have a degenerative disk. I have been to a rhumatoligst who said I have fibromyalgia, but that don't explain the crunching and poping in my joints. All of my blood work is normal, except for one time when my iron was high. If anyone has any sugestions please reply. Oh, please excuse my spelling.

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   Posted 10/27/2007 8:51 PM (GMT -7)   
Have your iron retested. If it is still high, you should really look into hemochromatosis. Excessive iron can cause lots of joint problems.
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   Posted 11/2/2007 10:23 PM (GMT -7)   
Ides is right about the Iron.I remember years ago I had joint pain and no one could explain as to why I was suffering with joint pain.That is until my mother finally told one of her friend's and they asked my mother if my Iron had been checked and it had not so my mother took me to another doctor and my mother asked them to check my Iron and sure enough it was real high.I was put on some meds and it came down and my joint pain went away.I hope that you can get to the source of your problems.

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   Posted 11/4/2007 11:56 PM (GMT -7)   
hi popsnap,
so there is no DX of RA or autoimmune disease of the joints? popping & crunching of joints doesn't necessarily indicate something's wrong; pain, throbbing, swelling, reduced mobility does.
what's your labs for the rheumatic panel like? has nsaids or steroids helped at all?
hang in there...
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