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Sudden Onset Joint Pain, Continues 1 Year Later

I am a 32 yo female of normal weight with no previous health issues besides normal colds etc. In fact I was in the best shape of my life prior to the below.

In February of 2019 I started having sudden bilateral joint pain in my wrists. Over the next few weeks it quickly progressed to migrating joint pain affecting my hands, knees, elbows and ankles. I also had a week of numbness in lower and upper extremities. This only lasted a short period (the numbness). I was referred to a rheumatologist who ran the normal battery of labs looking for autoimmune disorders and inflammation. All were in normal range. No physical inflammation detected. I had an x-ray and MRI done of my right wrist. No fluid or wear detected to indicate RA (minor arthritis in right thumb). I was evaluated by a neurologist in April with more labs and normal exam.

I tried my best to go with with life with the joint pain persisting over the summer.  Then in October I had dizzy room spinning spell and more numbness. It was then recommended that I have a brain and cervical spine MRI. Normal results with few white lesions which I was told is normal aging and minimal reversal of my cervical lordosis. I also had a normal thoracic spine MRI. To help confirm the brain MRI I had a lumbar puncture with normal results as well. I have been tested multiple times for my Sed Rate, CRP, Rf factor. I've been tested for HIV, Hep B & C, hla-b27, thyroid levels, vitamin b12, b2, b1, b5, b6, vit a, vit e, folate, copper. Normal CBC panel & comprehensive metabolic panel.  I have also been tested for lyme disease. I've been tested for b. Henselae, babesia microti. The only test that was positive was parvovirus. I did not test positive for the active infection, only past infection. There are other labs ran but these are bulk of them. I have been evaluated for MS by three neurologists including a specialist in the field who all say it very unlikely. One neurologist thinks I'm suffering chronic effects from parovirous.

To sum up I have been through a ton of testing and still have no answers a year later. My pain is not worse in the morning. I have had a lot of what I describe as "brain fog" and was having headaches. The headaches improved when my neck pain started to feel better.  The unknown of what's wrong with me is almost as bad as the symptoms. Its causing emotional damage as much as physical damage. I am considering starting a family and am fearful going into it without a diagnosis so I know what I am dealing with.  Any input would be great.
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