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Chronic joint pain. Interstitial cystitis, bowel issues and more. I think its autoimmune but blood work is normal. Could it still be one???
ABOUT THIS CASE FILE
I'm seeking help because I cannot get a diagnosis. I'm 29 years old now but since I was 23 years old I've had pain in my shoulders. It's unbearable and I've had surgery on both but nothing has helped. Have pain in my neck my upper back it feels like stabbing needles and feels numb. I have pain in my lower back that radiates sometimes up sometimes down and almost always knocks me on the floor and I can't move until the pain is gone. I walk with a limp because of the pain in my hips and the pain in my knees. I can't walk up-and-down stairs without having pain. Sitting and standing to use the toilet causes insane pain in the knees. I'm starting to notice that there is pain in my fingers, my wrists, and my hands by doing so much is holding a plate, washing dishes playing a video game with the kids and or grasping something too hard. And they pop. My hands wrists hips shoulders back( and not in a good way sometimes) knees neck all of it. My ears hurt in the inside. Sometimes its dull and other times while taking a sip of drink. Maybe its because my head is turned up? I cant stand the wind to blow in them. And too much water in them makes it worse, so I avoid it. The blatter pain comes with no warning. I MUST drink plenty if water everyday to avoid serious pain in the evening. Even more so if im outside in the heat. Then there is the nail pitting of my fingers and toes. They go numb now if I get cold. But its a kind of cold that is all inside my body and its hard to get warm. I just feel like no one can be so unlucky as to have ALL of these problems without one underlying cause and I cant find one. This is becoming a nightmare. All Im doing is going through the motions. Life is not really life anymore...im just existing. Please help me get a diagnosis.