Well there is no doubt you have a close knit family and love your brother, otherwise you wouldn't be looking for causes to your brothers illness. Sometimes it might be necessary to have a family intervention and drag him to see someone. Let him know that his illness isn't only affecting him but everyone in the family.
Thank you for your response. I did forget to mention my brother is under a great deal of stress. With losing his business. Family problems. My mom and I really want him to go to the doctor but he is so stubbon. He will spend money on everyone but himself. My mom has even offered to take him and pay for the visit. He doesn't seem interested in getting help. He thinks it is just going to pass through his body. What if it doesn't and gets worse. I am going to email him your post maybe that will help.
Thanks for writing to the forum!
It is not possible to mail you otherwise. Multiple joint pain with rash is seen in SLE, psoriatic arthritis and Hashimotos Thyroiditis. Fibromyalgia, polymayalgia rheumatica and chronic fatigue syndrome are the other possibilities. Gout, though typically affects the great toe, can cause multiple joint pain with rash. Hayfever should also be ruled out. I am sorry to say but exact diagnosis cannot be reached unless your brother follows up with a doctor.
Hope this helps. Please let me know if there is any thing else and do keep me posted. Take care!
ok I willt try this benjamin6785 @ aol .com I don't come on here that much and would like to see the comments more quickly