Hi, i just signed up and need some input on my situation....i have had joint pain for over a year now and my doctors are blowing me off that it is just caused by depression. Last year i was sent to a rheumy that ran tons of tests and everything came back normal....but he said since i was having so much joint pain, hair loss, headaches, fatigue, maybe it wasnt showing up yet and he decided to treat me with mexotectrate ( spelling?) I asked if possibly my silicone breasts implants might have something to do with it, but he said no. Well, i decided to have my implants removed and do the clean eating/natural aproach and for 9 months i was feeling great, until i went to hawaii in may....while i was there, all my pain started to return joint by joint. I have terrible pain and stiffness every morning, swollen painful hands, swollen ankles every evening, terrible back pain, chest pain with deep breaths, flank pain, fever every night around 99.9, etc....my spine doc did mri, had mild arthritis and disc disease, but he suspected my pain was systemic, so ran four tests and told me they would send to my primary care physician...
Sed rate 11
Ana positive by IFA
Ana pattern homogeneous pattern positive at 1:160
Hla b27 negative
I saw my doc today, she said my blood work was fine, that its all in my head, i must be depressed and to stop looking for something wrong...things get sore as we get older....im 39, female, work out, fit, i dont know what to do next? Should i just give up and accept the pain as getting older? Thank you!! And sorry this is so long