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I developed excruciating pain on all my joints about 60 days

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I developed excruciating pain on all my joints about 60 days ago. I was tested for RA, Lupus, lymes and had a cbc panel drawn along with thyroid and generic overview of my A1c, Ana and sed rate. All results came back within normal values with the exception of my EOS absolute which was mildly elevated. I'm currently taking long acting oxycontin for degenerative bone and disc disease. I had surgery 9 months ago to remove a very large sebaceous cyst that formed in my spine. I recently lost 35 pounds purposely. I eat well and shouldn't be malnourished. I have given birth to 9 children and lead a very active life. Other than the swollen joints, the only other notable change is the appearance of large brown spots on both my arms, red spots all over, and extreme sleep deprivation caused by the joint pain that worsens when I lie down. Help me please!! I can't function like this!!!!
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 1 year ago.


Lab tests do not diagnose early arthritis.

An MRI of the hands is needed to rule out early RA.

Other conditions, such as fibromyalgia, also need to be considered.

A rheumatologist would be best to see at this point.

With the EOS, parasite infection and allergy need to be considered.

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