To begin I am a 27 year old active female. My mother has Rheumatiod Artritis and my grandmother had Osteoarthritis, Cancer also runs very high in the females on my mothers side.
3 months now I have had all sorts of weird symptoms seemingly pop up out of nowhere. I have swollen stiff fingers everyday all day, muscle twitching in my left tricep, constant dull ache in my joints and on some days my whole body. I am unbelievably tired all of the time no matter how much I sleep, to the point that my eyes will just start to close and I can't keep them
open. I have popping and pain in quite a few of my joints on a consistant basis (most commonly my knee's, fingers, wrists, elbows, shoulders and hips). I have recently had a stiff neck and back for the past 3 days with no relieve with ice, tylenol, ibuprofen or heat). I have constant dry mouth and dry eyes, and because of the dry mouth I am always thirsty and go to the bathroom constantly. I often have tingling in my fingers on my left hand. And wake up multiple times through out the night. about
8 months ago I also noticed I was having trouble breathing when I worked out and I have always been active and never had any problems so my PCP prescribed me an inhaler and said that it was exercise induced asthma. I have a combination cyst that keeps coming back on my finger (I have had it removed 3 times already). I have also noticed issues with my memory I forget things all the time now and have to make sure to write everything down and I often have trouble concentrating, I almost just feel like I am in a constant fog. I have had numerous tests a CBC (Normal), C-Reactive Protein (Normal), Rheumatoid Factor (Normal), Sedimentation Rate (Normal), TSH (Normal), Comprehensive Metabolic Panel (Normal) and an ANA ( Positive titer 1:80, Homogenous). My PCP says that she is okay with referring me to a Rheumatologist if I want to look further into what is causing the symptoms but I don't know if I would be wasting my time since nothing in my testing really stands out saying there is a problem. Should I just accept this is what life is going to be like now and grin and bare it?
Any an all suggestions or advise would be so greatly appreciated! I feel like I am falling apart!
Post Edited (blc33) : 3/29/2018 3:56:25 PM (GMT-6)