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Joint pain & swelling, strange rashes ect, no explanation!
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Joint pain & swelling, strange rashes ect, no explanation!

I've been experiencing joint pain, stiffness & swelling for years now.. As of the past year other symptoms have cropped up: itchy round rash on my leg & hand that consist of tiny blood spots, night sweats, chest & back pain, extreme fatigue & confusion..Also lil lines of blood under nailbeds.. Been to several Docs.. Symptoms confirmed..Blood tests, x rays, confirm nothing..Not Lupus, RA, Fibro, Diabetes or infection; bacterial, viral or std or otherwise.  Otherwise, a healthy 35yr old.. but I'm at my wits end!! Help :(
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well im no doctor but it seems to me you have some sort of arthritis.  Perhaps reiters syndrome or something. im sure your doctors have run tests for this though so i have no idea. just stay strong because you WILL get to the bottom of it. good luck
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Thank you so much for your response.. The rashes are considered to be petechiae(sp) & the nail situation is called "splinter hemorrhages." More than likely I need to visit a Rheumatologist.. It's just so frustrating & tiring.. But I must get to the bottom of it~Thanks for the encouragement!!
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Have they done a muscle biopsy for Dermatomyositis?
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Hi
Welcome to the MedHelp forum!
I can see you have undergone several tests. Still I am enumerating all possibilities. Well, joint pains with rash can be seen in SLE, psoriatic arthritis, fibromyalgia, polymayalgia rheumatica and chronic fatigue syndrome. Gout, though typically affects the great toe, can cause multiple joint pain with rash. Hashimotos Thyroiditis is another possibility. Hayfever and rheumatoid arthritis too should also be ruled out. Crohn’s disease is another possibility. Please discuss these with a rheumatologist. Crohn’s disease is a serious possibility as gut symptoms appear much later—symptoms usually start with joint pains and rash. Thyroid should also be tested for antibodies. Hope these tips help. Take care!
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Thank you so much..Blood test were done over a year ago to check Sed rate & ANA to no avail..I haven't been back since the General Prac said my aches & pains were probably due to going through pregnancy.. The body is never quite the same. However, he failed to realize that I'm not a mother, nor have I ever been pregnant.. Had blood cultures done through GYN. No infections or bacteria/viruses.. The problem now seems to be finding a good Dr... Thank you for your insight.. Those suggestions are certainly going to be looked into..
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Hello~No, never had that done.. In your opinion, do the symptoms warrant that? I will look into, ask Dr, as well.. Thanks for your concern! :)
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While looking for answers, keep doing this pranayam. This will help you relax and help with some of the symptoms you are having.
Build up your timing gradually.If you feel tired or dizzy, stop and resume after one minute.
Anulom Vilom pranayam –
Close your right nostril with thumb and deep breath-in through left nostril  
then – close left nostril with two fingers and breath-out through right nostril  
then -keeping the left nostril closed  deep breath-in through right nostril
then - close your right nostril with thumb and breath-out through left nostril.
This is one cycle of anulom vilom.
Repeat this cycle for 15 to 30  minutes twice a day.
Children under 15 years – do 5 to 10 minutes twice a day.
You can do this before breakfast/lunch/dinner or before bedtime or in bed.Remember to take deep long breaths into the lungs.You can do this while sitting on floor or chair or lying in bed.
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