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Sudden and Severe widespread joint pain

I recently woke up in the middle of the night with a sudden knee pain. It was like a big growing pain, with tons of pressure. 2 days later, i went to the Dr. and was referred to a Orthopedic. The orthopaedic and my Dr. diagnosed me with Degenerative Disc Disease. After a total of 3 days go by, the pain spread to my right foot, right ankle, femur and tibia. The next day to my left ankle, right elbow, left knee. The next day severe mussle pain set in on my lower back, innter thighs, and the right side of my jaw. My Lymphnodes in my armpits, neck and legs were very swollen.. Not painful or sore, with the exception of my left armpit.Today, a week later, I have the pain in every joint, my entire jaw, have a big lump behind my right knee, which is the worst joint pain of them all... I have been having sudden and severe abdominal pain, some diarrhea, shoulder pain, Mussle pain in my back, as well as chest mussle pain, pain on my heels, etc. I have had a few migranes, nausea, and feelings of being disoriented, or choppy or slurred speech at times.. I described it to a friend as almost like I am coming out of annestetic. I also had a lump on my back, as well as a clump of mussles that formed a knot rather quickly.. I have begun itching. Have no rashes, or any blemishes of my skin anywhere yet. My vision seems to have blurred but i am just confused. My blood work came back ok, and i am just seeing if something is being missed..The pain today seems to be joint pain in my legs and feet, mussle and bone in my back, and i cant tell if it is mussle or bone in my jaw, but my face is swollen as are all of my lymphnodes... Any help would bne appreciated. I am a 25 year old healthy male...
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483733 tn?1326802046
Do you know what blood tests they ran?  I really think you need to be seen by a rheumatologist for a thorough work up.  You might even want to head to the ER as your symptoms are quite severe.
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They did a full aray of  tests... in fact, i think my speech is getting a little worse, and I have some really loose, jello type skin on my face, mainly around my jaw...minor headache
483733 tn?1326802046
Did you get copies of the tests?  If you post them we might be able to point you in the right direction.
775302 tn?1253104105
go to the hospital go now!!! Holy **** I would not leave until they diagnosed me with something more then degenerative disc! It seems to be getting increasingly worse as well so it is systemic. I do not understand why the doctor is taking this so lightly, If the symptoms you descibe are accurate, I would be a tad worried. Seroiusly, the weekend is here, you don't wanna get stuck on a sunday night ya know... at least if you wont go to ER call your Doctor and tell him/her that you are worried and things keep getting worse. I've said this before and I'll say it again Just because the doctor can't put your symptoms into a nice little box with a ready made diagnosis doesn't mean there isn't something wrong, obviously there is something ... seek medical attention hun, and please please let us know what is going on with you. Best of luck you are in my prayers

XO
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Pain today seemed to taper off much more! Still have speech stuff happening.. Like I have been talking and i forget completely what I was even speaking about. I did develop a rash or dry skin patch under my eyes on my face that goes over my nose, it is very faint tho.. Actually it is very faint in color, however i have had that for a year and possibly quite a longer time than that actually. I remember it and just thought i had some rough skin.. Pulled records from 2000 and since then was diagnosed with Acute Nasopharyngitis, Left orbital temple headaches and SEVER other headaches that resulted in my dr. saying i had sinusidous as well as Vascular type headache disorder, A hemorrage of the Gastrointestinal Tract, Patellofemoral Syndrome, some more headaches, abdominal pain, and this was interesting.. In 2004 I was seen for a knee pain in my left knee/leg.. The notes state that I had a Sebaceous Cycst in my left knee.. Do NOT remember that.. These were all of my "After Dr. Visit Notes" that the Doctors had written.. Most of the visits were headaches and vision issues at first..I also had pleuciry and that was back in 2006... It was bad... I remember early last year i got very sick and they thought i caught mono but i tested neg. and blood work came back ok, they never found out what it was... High temps, flue like symptoms, BAD HEADACHES was the biggest factor with that.. My Dr. mentioned something about Lupus but i was never tested for it.., This was the urgent Care Dr. who did my blood work... If it were lupus, what on the blood test would show as abnormal, because the bloodwork all came back A-Okay!  What about the neuro problems i am having? Also, if i have had the rash, and had all of these symptoms, dating back 9 years, or maybe longer for some of them, wouldnt I have gotten the really bad symptons I am experiencing this past two weeks back when the origional symptoms started way back when?? What shall I do.. Thanks so much for taking the time to help me! I really appreciate it, really!!!
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Pain today seemed to taper off much more! Still have speech stuff happening.. Like I have been talking and i forget completely what I was even speaking about. I did develop a rash or dry skin patch under my eyes on my face that goes over my nose, it is very faint tho.. Actually it is very faint in color, however i have had that for a year and possibly quite a longer time than that actually. I remember it and just thought i had some rough skin.. Pulled records from 2000 and since then was diagnosed with Acute Nasopharyngitis, Left orbital temple headaches and SEVER other headaches that resulted in my dr. saying i had sinusidous as well as Vascular type headache disorder, A hemorrage of the Gastrointestinal Tract, Patellofemoral Syndrome, some more headaches, abdominal pain, and this was interesting.. In 2004 I was seen for a knee pain in my left knee/leg.. The notes state that I had a Sebaceous Cycst in my left knee.. Do NOT remember that.. These were all of my "After Dr. Visit Notes" that the Doctors had written.. Most of the visits were headaches and vision issues at first..I also had pleuciry and that was back in 2006... It was bad... I remember early last year i got very sick and they thought i caught mono but i tested neg. and blood work came back ok, they never found out what it was... High temps, flue like symptoms, BAD HEADACHES was the biggest factor with that.. My Dr. mentioned something about Lupus but i was never tested for it.., This was the urgent Care Dr. who did my blood work... If it were lupus, what on the blood test would show as abnormal, because the bloodwork all came back A-Okay!  What about the neuro problems i am having? Also, if i have had the rash, and had all of these symptoms, dating back 9 years, or maybe longer for some of them, wouldnt I have gotten the really bad symptons I am experiencing this past two weeks back when the origional symptoms started way back when?? What shall I do.. Thanks so much for taking the time to help me! I really appreciate it, really!!!
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