Hi everyone. I am new to this board.
Been sick off and on for several years and I've seen an allergist, neurologist, gastro doc, etc.
for random symptoms that would pop up. I got really sick march 19th, (13 weeks ago or so) felt like
I woke up in someone else's body. Pain in my joints that soon hit my muscles, complete fatique, non-stop headaches and just sick.
After a few weeks of here and there to the doc, hospital, labs and finally to a "Rheumy", she started me on a treatment for Lupus and Fibromyalgia.
My hands and elbows burn and ache every single day, like fire. I'm on Plaquenil, Gabapentin, Cataflam and the occasional anxiety pill if it's all too much to manage mentally. My feet and legs swell up if I'm on them and I'm exhausted.
It's been approx. 13 weeks and I don't feel much better at all except the flu feeling has passed.
I joined because I don't feel as alone as I've felt the past few weeks, after finding this board and reading the love and support that is so freely shared here. :)
QUESTION: I'm curious how many of you have the sensation of burning hands and elbows. Does it pass when the flare passes?
I'm also having the feeling of mosquito bites all over my arms. That new sensation is random and I haven't heard back from my Dr. yet about why that is happening. It's more of an annoyance than anything. The burning is painful, though.
Thank you for anything you can share with me. I am a very active person and I feel like I've been stopped in my tracks. I find it hard to work and I'm scared my hair business will crumble...
I apologize if I'm asking a question that's been posted before, maybe I needed to dig a little deeper :) Hugs