This time I can't just take a pill and keep going. I admit it is bothering me a bit. I am a 51 year old male, 6' and about 215 lbs. Bilateral joint pain-hands, wrist, elbows, lower back, knee pain, and ankle pain, Yes I know it's bit much. Hands and feet are numb and "tingly". Slight headache, but no fever 97.6. I feel hot, but hands and feet are very cold. It's flu season but no coughing or respiratory problems. I have had these symptoms before, but not as bad. It's been colder than normal these past few days. I had blood work for RA and Lupus and X-rays done last week. X-rays negative except slight degenerative left wrist. I am still waiting on the blood work. Okay, I'll stop whining now.
Usually there's a low grade underlying infectious condition involved, which unfortunately doesn't show instandard blood test.
There's also a inflammation component, a result of years of oxidative processes,taking place in the body.
The latter is easier to deal with, as there are many great natural remedies and herbs, some of them being more effective than prescribed anti-inflammatory meds if taken over a few weeks.
For the time being, while you're waiting for your blood test results, you may want to consider checking out some of my previous replies here, for some suggestions.
Please post again.
You may also pm me directly, if you prefer.
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