Does this condition cause sudden severe pain deep in the large joint, like hip or shoulder? I have had extremely painful bouts that are debilitating in the hip or the shoulder (never both at once). They tried to say it was tendonitis but the pain is way too excruciating. But it comes for a week or two and then leaves, though I may have residual numbness. I have endocrine problems as well, which seems to make any problems with steroids worse.
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Ills--Sjogrens-Lupus-like AI Disease, Hashis, Vitiligo, spinal stenosis/fusion with plate, salivary/lymphectomies, Diabetes, NAFLD, COPD, RLS, neuropathy, trigonitis, hystero, diffuse brain atrophy, GI nightmare
Meds--Plaquenil, Evoxac, Metformin, Synthroid, HCTZ, Estradiol patch, Prosed, Detrol, Klonopin, Ultram, Vicodin, Restasis, Albuterol, steroid injections and pred prn