Sorry you are still in limbo. I'm not familiar with the joint cracking . . . but in Lupus land we are all so different that I can't speak for the others. Not sure what "feet buzzing" is. Is it like numbness? Tingling? My feet and hands do go numb and tingle. I wonder about
the buzzing because I don't know much about
MS, but that might be something to ask about
on their board because MS affects the nerves.
If I'm achy/sore/stiff in a certain area/areas, then those areas will be problematic for a stretch of time. I did however start with pain in the upper body and upper extremities . . . which finally (years) improved, only to have my feet, legs and hips become a big issue. I also have issues with my spine which may be a totally separate issue. Most of us, on this board, have overlapping conditions so its hard to know which disease or syndrome is causing what . . but most of it is managed in the same way.
If you TSH is fluctuating . . . that really could cause a LOT of problems. If you research low thyroid problems it can really mimic a lot of the lupus issues. Hair, skin, joints, fatigue, etc. So make sure that you stay on top of that one.
I had issues from about
your age (I'm 55 now) and doctors each said it was depression. I really dismissed that dx for about
10 years until I understood how depression can really be a chemical imbalance and not necessarily a "mind over matter" issue. I always thought I was level headed, positive thinker and I didn't "feel" depressed. But when I decided after so many years of fatigue and other issues, to try an anti-depressant, I was surprised that I did get much relief. I did try about
three different anti-d's to get the right one for me . . . but it was a real blessing.
After another few years, my symptoms progressed to the point where I needed other meds and a rheumatologist. Sometimes you just won't know for a long time what is causing trouble in your body. I know how frustrating it can be trying to figure out what is wrong.
Do keep track of that TSH.
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