I am a 26 yo female who has had joint pain going on four years now, I eat fairly healthy while restricting fatty and fried foods and all that other bad for you stuff, I am in the normal weight range for my height. Recently (within the last 6 months) it has gotten significantly worse, it use to be intermittent but now is a daily struggle. I get the pain in my hands, knees, elbows, hips and shoulders, my hands swell and become stiff in the am and pm. I have also been extremely fatigued for these four years and recently this has become worse accompanied by a general ill feeling when I wake up in the am. The pain has gotten so bad that I can not sleep throughout the night no matter what over the counter drug I take, sometimes I have severe pain whilw walking, writing and doing stuff like brushing my hair or stirring food for a longer peiod of time. weirdly enough I have also (for the past month and a half) have been noticing an almost oil like substance in my urine (almost like when you drop oil in water is what I see in the potty, but without the color difference). I suffer from constant headaches, extreme menstral time symptoms and occasionally get this weird feeling down the back of my calfs, almost like someone is dripping cool water down the back of them. I had some tests done and here are the results:
ANA- + 1:320
CBC-(although some things were on the very high or low side all were in the "normal" range) with the exception of my MPV which was 11.1-normal scale was 6.5-10.5
Urine culture- negative
Urinalysis- all normal with the exception of a low specific gravity (1.003-normal was 1.005-1.030) and there was "epithelial cells-1/hpf" which I believe is normal as well.
I have a rhumetology appointment next month but was hoping someone could shed some light on the situation as far as what may be going on, what the results indicate and what to expect going forward. Also my brother has an autoimmune disease-Crohn's.
Thanks so much!