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   Posted 3/10/2012 11:12 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi all,

A while ago I came on here because of neck pain.
I treated with physiotherapy, which did a good work.
By the time I was done with that the pain I had in my knees became worse, so I went to the doc. for that.... Haven't yet solved this knees issue and my knees are killing be (it's a pain of the muscles/tendons behind the knees, not at the front).

If tht isn't enough, two weeks ago I got this strange elliptic spot on my skin.
A few days ago, right before I decided to go to the doctor, I noticed I had spots on both my arms and on the back.
By now this thing has spread all over my body

My doctor told me that it might be an allergy, or that it might have something to do with joint pain (he didn't know of joint problems).
He says it will go away in about 6 weeks on itself, without treatment :-) which is a good thing.
But my body's itchy and I can't take this anymore.
My body is always attacking itself. I don't get it, I just don't understand my body does that. What am I missing here? What am I doing wrong?
I've had it, I don't know what to do next.

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   Posted 3/10/2012 2:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi there...

Was just reading some of your previous posts and sorry you have so many troubles without anything definite for a diagnosis...

I would certainly see a Dermatologist as they specialize in any type of skin issues...It's very strange that your Dr. couldn't tell you what is causing it but he says it will be gone in 6 weeks? That doesn't make sense to me....

You have said that you saw a Rheumatologist before and they didn't diagnose you with Fibromyalgia....Have you seen an Orthopedist yet?

And even though you have said that you refuse to have any cortisone shots or take any medications.....those are some of the things that are meant to help if you have issues with inflammation or allergies...

A round of steroids can be extremely helpful with joint inflammation...

I guess if you are wanting to stay away from anything like this or muscle relaxers or nerve pain meds....than Physical Therapy, massage, and acupuncture are all things on the natural end.

I certainly would see a Dermatologist to see if there is anything...even a topical steroid cream that could help with the itching and to at least see if they can figure out what it is...

I wish you luck..
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   Posted 3/10/2012 5:35 PM (GMT -6)   
I definitely agree with Snow. I would check in with a dermatologist. Cortisone cream could really be helpful.

Hope things work out for you. I really do.

God bless.

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   Posted 3/11/2012 8:18 AM (GMT -6)   
Since you feel that your "body may be attacking itself," and it's not farfetched, you might consider that allergists and hematologists/oncologists are pretty good at prescribing blood tests for autoimmune conditions. Rheumatologists will do this also, if you can get an appointment with the few of them. A dermatologist might prescribe the tests - IF you mention the "attacking" idea. Your PCP could prescribe this also, but probably wouldn't think it up on his own. The blood tests would be a way to confirm or rule out the joint pain being connected with the skin spots.
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