Is the joint pain alternating between your joints or is it fixed to one joint.
Which joint(s) is \ are affected?
I believe that you need to get a Urinalysis done for crystals and urine precipitates. Moreover, a culture and sensitivity is needed from your urine.
It sounds like you are having a urinary tract infection (UTI) -the "smelly urine",, causing bacteremia (bacteria in the blood) and that is what is causing the fever and the chills.
As the joint pain it may be a gonococcal urethritis that is causing the joint pain and the UTI...
Gonococci need specific antibiotics and not usually eradicated by conventional antibiotics.
As far as my knowledge : burning smelly urine = UTI
: Fever and Night Sweats = Bacteremia
The joint pains are propably due to deposited crystals or due to Gonococcal infection, or it may simply be assosiated joint pain due to any other reason.
Did the smelly urine and the joint pain occur exactly at the same time...
Have there been any abscesses anywhere in your body...?
No problem at all... Take all the time you need.
I am concerned that you are in pain and am sorry for that.
Well it seems to me that your breast abscess (boil) can be the cause of the fever and chills (bacteremia).
But i have some questions that i want you to answer at your convenience and i shall read them and get to you later.
1) When were you absolutely free and not having any complaints?
2) What started first and how did it start? (please mind the chronological order of the complaints)
3) Was it associated with any activity or anything at all?
4) In a scale from 0-10 describe both the joint pain and the bladder pain you feel after urinating...
5) What relieves this pain and what aggrevates it (for both of them)?
6) Are there any other medical issues at all?
7) Are you taking treatment for anything?
8) Are you diabetic, hypertensive or diagnosed with any disease?
9) Is this the first time you experience such a complaint?
10 ) What are the investigations that you underwent in the hospital?
Thank you for your time and I hope I can reach to deliver you some useful information.
Yes, I am still trying to figure out things. I am doing my readings and hopefully will get to you.
Thank you for your patience.
The best I have reached is that the abscess you had in your breast is acting as a septic focus showering bacteria into the blood stream that is causing you the fever and chills.
As for the joints pain I believe that it is due to a fibromyalgia exacerbation.
You may need to consult your doctor about having both Micardis and Plaquenil for the former may alter the effects of some drugs.
As for Plaquenil, being a HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE you will need to do an Ophthalmologic check up (usually with an Electro Retino Gram ERG) done.
I very much understand your position and that you are the caregiver of a whole family. It must be very difficult keeping on with all these responsibilities. But I have the hope things will turn to be better.
Honestly, I have searched the medical websites, checked through my books to help find a clear explanation but was not able till this moment. I will not give up though. Neither should you! For "every disease has a cure" and I will keep searching for the diagnosis behind your condition.
May you give me more details about your joint pain?
What is the distribution of the joints affected? (your vertebral colunm or the ankles, knees, elbows and shoulders?) (the small - finger joints- /big -knee or elbow- joints)
Are you having a red or painful eye?
I am questioning a diagnosis of Reiter's disease here.
I am sorry to hear this.
Please seek a medical advise for I believe you are having Reiter's disease.
Reiter's disease (or syndrome) is composed of:
-Urethritis: inflammation of the urethra (the passage through which the bladder empties)
-Conjunctivitis: inflammation of the outer transparent (white) coat of the eye [that might be the explaination to what you are saying "my eyes are always like i have an allergy to something"]
-Arthritis: which is inflammation of the joints.[[However, Reiters only causes inflammation of one or a few joints, the extensive involvement of the joints in your case may be due to the fibromyalgia or other rheumatic disease]].
Moreover, Reiter can cause something called "Plantar Fasciitis" which is inflammation of the plantar fascia a tissue present in the sole of our feet. This may explain what you are saying "Bottom of my feet burning".
I believe this is the case then that we are facing here, and I do recommend a visit to your doctor. It is an indication for you to start regaining your health.
I have tried very hard to be helpful. I wish you get better soon. And hopefully you will, for I see a strong person inside you who will not just give in.
Please keep me updated with what your doctor says or concludes.