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pain with no answers yet maybe a virus maybe lupus

Been having pain now for about three weeks straight sometimes i have a good day some are mild and some are down right bad. my pain is in my ankles my feet, fingers, writs, neck, back , shoulders just about everywhere imaginable that is accompanied by two fevers a week that hit before the bad pain. Last night I had so much pain that i could not walk or even lift a glass of water without pain. I am 33 years old very healthy, been active most of my life this is not like anything I have ever had, So my main symptoms are joint pain, some headaches, fevers, and some slight confusion from day to day. Some symtomps come and go they are not exact same joints everyday but affect both side of my body. Blood work came back with inflammation they have me on presidone now 60 milligrams which seems to help. My white blood count was slightly low and so was my anit-bodies doc said it is not alarming yet so his diagnosie is a virus or possible lupus from the blood work lupus is just a guess right now. I am on antibitics for one week to see if this goes away. If i dosnt i have to go to a specialist. I am three day in on the antibiotics no change yet and does any body have any info on my symptoms or about presidone lost of negative energy about it  Thanks, for any info   help      
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thats the bad things about lupus.. the symptoms can be almost anything, and can come and go with no warning. inflammation, nausea, migraines, confusions, paranoia, psychosis, swelling, fever, fatigue, rashes, ulcers, on and on, the list has no end.. there is no specific test that can ultimately confirm lupus.. they generally test a few things, and it can only be assumed you have lupus if your results fall into the categories for it. one good indicator is testing of anti-Smith and anti-double stranded DNA antibodies. they also claim the malar rash across the face is a key indication, but my own family sufferers who have been diagnosed with lupus do not get the rash. there are also inflammation diseases and collagen disorders that may or may not be caused by lupus, so if its not likely you have lupus, thats probably your next best bet.
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Hi Yellow,

Just a suggestion but I had a friend that this happened  too "all of a sudden" as u have iindicated. She showed all the symtoms (symptoms) u have. Severe joint pain etc to the point that it was crippling. She could not play sport and was devastated when she had to stop playing basketballher favourite sport of all. Eventually they discovered some rare form of Rheumatoid arthritis. White blood cell counts were extremely high as u indicated with your condition and she was prescribed steroids to treat this condition. I would probably visit a specialist in this area to check if this is in fact Rheumatoid Arthritis. All the  best to u! Trishy
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Hi
Welcome to the MedHelp forum!
One possibility is fibromyalgia. Apart from fibromyalgia multiple joint pain is seen in hypothyroidism, low Vitamin D levels, Low Vit B12 levels, anemia, Hasimotos thyroiditis, gout (can sometimes cause multiple joint pain), rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, SLE, electrolyte disturbance particularly those involving calcium and magnesium, parathyroid gland problems, chondrocalcinosis and chronic fatigue syndrome. Menopause like condition caused by PCOD is often associated with Vit D and calcium disturbances and hormonal disturbances causing multiple joint pain.
Another possibility is reactive arthritis, which could have occurred in reaction to something—in this case viral fever or some allergic reaction. Please talk to your doctor regarding these and get yourself examined accordingly. Take care!
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I have been on steriods now for three weeks symptoms are subsiding a bit, but don't know if it is going away yet, because the steriods are helping. He first put me on them for 10 day then I was off for two when the joint pain came back again. So now he told me 10 more days of the presidone and then if not better than further testing is needed. Can a virus cause this for about 5 weeks now. Some days are better than others and the same joints don't hurt everyday. This is weird.
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two positive ana test results the first was 1/640 and the second was 1/320 also had a high ra factor and high sed rate with a high c reactive protein. What is going on??????????Specialist app. on monday!!!!Hopefully something can be figured out!
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my diagnosis is syogrden syndrome. I'm sure i spelled this wrong. She said I had ssa and ssb in my blood and no lupus specific tests showed up. I am not sure about this because I don't have dry eyes or dry mouth. I am a bit thirsty but I think because of the prednisone.  
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Get tested for Celiac disease.  It can cause autoimmune diseases.  The only people who are free of this possibility are Asians.  It's a wheat gluten allergy.  

I hope you don't have to stay on prednisone long as it causes a lot of problems.  
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