I'm a 27 year old male, and generally in good health. However, over the past month, since about December 5th, I have been experiencing pains in joints throughout my body. It seemed to start as a pain in the back of my head/upper neck. I took some migraine medication and went to bed. The next day my neck was stiff and could barely move, and stayed like that for 3 days, though it has gained back some of its mobility, but not all, and still hurts to turn. Then my right shoulder began to hurt 2 days after my neck, and when I first wake up, is stiff, and judging by my collar bone visually angling up and back a little, appears locked in an upward position, as if I'm shrugging with one arm. Rotating my shoulder is quite difficult, especially when I first wake up. Then about 3 or 4 days after my shoulder began hurting, my right thumb swelled to the point where it couldn't bend, and even now will not full bend inward. The joint by my thumbnail stings if I try to bend it. My groin and lower back began to hurt a few days after that. Then about a week ago, both my ankles began to hurt, mainly on the inside around the ankle bone, making it quite hard to walk, and they appear to have a light bruise or tinge under the ankle bone on the inside of my leg. All of these pains get a bit easier to tolerate throughout the day, but when I first wake up, I don't even want to move. Rolling over hurts, lifting my head up is difficult, standing hurts, and generally any movement is uncomfortable. I spend a good 20 minutes stretching, most of the time while still laying down, which alleviates some of the stiffness, but the pain doesn't really become tolerable until about halfway through the day. I tried home remedies such as massaging, aspercreme, sitting in a jacuzzi, Ibuprofen, anything I could think of really. I went to the doctor a week ago, hoping he could give me some answers, but he kind of brushed it off as standard muscle pains and gave me more Ibuprofen, for my swollen thumb. All of the pains are still there as I write this, my thumb has decreased in size slightly, but still does not bend as it should, and still hurts. I really have no idea what is going on exactly, I have never experienced anything like this before. I don't know how or if these things are correlated, but they all are directly in joint areas, and all triple in pain the longer I don't use them. I really would love some input or answers, something to possibly point me in a direction. A month of this is plenty. I greatly appreciate it.