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I have joint pain and tendinitis everywhere, hands, fingers, thumbs, wrist, elbows, jaw, neck, back, hips, knees, ankles, feet, and even in my eyes. About every four months my doctor gives me a round of prednisone, and I will get better for a few weeks and then slowly the pain will return. Over the last year I have begun to have problems breathing, not sure if this is connected I've been told the steroids are not a long term answer, and I should seek advise from another doctor. I have been tested for RA and was negative... Don't know what to do, but this pain has been going on for a few years now, and getting worse all the time. Any ideas?
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I want to thank you for your time in this matter, just one more question before I go... I happened to work with many different types of organic solvents over a twenty year period, during which time I came into daily contact with solvents like methoxyethanol, ethoxyethanol, esters, ketones, such as... benzene, toluene, xylene, acetone, methyl ethyl ketone, methyl phthalate, methylcyclohexane, and many others. I used to get light headed from inhalation of fumes, and would get very sick too my stomach... Now I have terrible headaches, feel tired all the time, and as I stated before, have pain all over my body and in every joint. I have become unable to work at this point and can barely afford to go to the local doctor... so going to a big university for a study will be almost impossible for me to afford. Once again I thank you for your time in this matter.