About Me: Female, 29, McHenry, IL, member since Jul 2009
I signed up on this site to learn more about my health, and my family's health.
I am married to a wonderful husband, and I am a mom of 2 beautiful kids. Aaliyah Estell ( age 4) and Damien Michael ( age 1) . They are my life and everything I do is for them. I also work in customer service at an HR outsourcing firm. It's a good job with great benefits, and I am hoping to stay there for a while.
I came here looking for some insight on what to do about my health. I am 23 years old, and have been healthy all my life. During the last few months I have been experiencing random joint pain. It has been getting progressivley worse and I am unsure what to do. It is now getting to the point where it is affecting my relationship with my family. I am unable to keep up with house work. I am always in a bad mood, because I always hurt. I am not able to go play with my kids, I can barely manage to get them into the car and to the babysitters house some days.
I have seen a doctor at the "Wellness Center" inside my office building. She ran some blood work to test for a Rheumatoid factor and an ABA test to look for Lupus. Everything came back negative she says. The only thing she found was that I have a low grade fever, and I am slightly anemic.
For the pain I have tried Tylenol Arthritis, Ibuprofen 600mg, Aleve, Tylenol w/Codeine, and Prednisone for 7 days. Nothing has helped. The Tylenol w/ codeine helped slightly on days with light pain. On really painful days, nothing has helped. I have found a new GP doctor, that my mother see's. She is known for being very caring and attentive. Hopefully when I see her a few weeks, she can help me to feel better.
All I want is a doctor who will listen to me. I know that they may not "know" what is causing my pain, but they should at least be able to help me feel better. I am 23 years old. I am NOT supposed to feel like this. I have 2 kids and a husband to take care of, and also a great job I need to keep. Keep praying for me that there is a good doctor out there that can get me feeling like myself again. For my family's sake!! :)
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