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Aching Muscles And Joints And Fatigue
It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more
Many conditions: There are many possibly conditions that can cause this group of symptoms. It could be as simple as the flu or as serious as an autoimmune disease such as lupus or rheumatoid arthritis or a serious infection. Can also be thyroid issue or lyme disease or other types of infections. Thus you should go see your doctor-. ...Read more
Possible arthritis: You may be experiencing the beginning of inflammatory arthritis such as rheumatoid arthritis . You should see a rheumatologist for blood tests, x-rays and possible therapy including nsaids, analgesics. If a collagen disorder is found you may require steroids, methtrexate or biologics. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Getting to the cause: Not likely, but lack of sleep (insomnia) can make you feel run down and fatigued. Achy joints can be from strenuous exercise, arthritis, medication side effects, or a number of other reasons. Ideally you want to get to the source of the insomnia. In the meantime, you could try over the counter anti-inflammatory meds for your joint symptoms. Talk to your doctor if your symptoms persist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It can contribute: In as much as SLE makes one prone to certain types if peripheral neuropathy nerve entrapment syndromes (cervical radiculopathy, carpal tunnel etc) might be more likely to be symptomatic. In addition arthritic changes may result in nerve root or distal entrapment. Consultation with a neurologist might be warranted in your situation. ...Read more
I have swelling, burning and pain in the feets and hands, fatigue, bones, joints and muscle pain, hair loss, puffy and pale eyes, chestpain, breath shortness?
The only thing-: The myriad of symptoms strongly suggests an autoimmune disease or inflammatory arthritis. See a rheumatologist or a good pcp to sort it out. Treatment recommendations need a diagnosis first! sorry, but i doubt if a better suggestion can be made. One other possibility is you have to things going on, if another, most likely hormonal, such as thyroid! ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Probably not: Sinus infections can not directly cause body aches. Upper respiratory allergy does not usually cause muscle aches and neck pain. A viral infection of the upper respiratory tract can produce all these symptoms. If so, be patient, drink a lot of fluids and your immune system should kick in. If these symptoms last for more than 10 days, see your physician. ...Read more
Have high fever, nausea and chills in morning and night. Knee pain and back pain mostly with feeling of weakness and other joint pain. ?
See you doctor: Your doctor needs to be aware of this and a face-face eval, exam and probably lab tests are in order. Especially if these are new(er) findings, your doctor needs to see and evaluate this in person. ...Read more
What can lead to snapping joints, chest tightness, frequent urination along with muscle and joint pain?
Fibromyalgia: 40's person w. "snapping joints, chest tightness, frequent urination, ; muscle ; joint pain" notes several symptoms of fibromyalgia (fm). Joint hypermobility symdrome (jhs) is associated marker of fibromyalgia per british medical literature. Hypermobile joints evoke snapping crepitations attendent with joint subluxations ; associated spastic muscles. Persons w. Jhs have increased incidence of fm. ...Read more
Tightness: in the throat and body maliase will require urgent evaluation.Major concern will be developing respiratory distress ...Read more
Have pain in my shoulders, elbows, hips, and knees. Usually pain accompanied by severe headaches and muscle pains and spasms. What is pain and why?
Polyarthralgia: Polyarthralgia or pain in multiple joint could be seen in many rheumatological conditions. Headaches and muscle spasm may or may not be associated. You need to contact your physician for proper diagnosis and treatment. Possibilities may include lupus, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, lyme's disease, polymyalgia rheumatica. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more
Deep clavicle collar bone pain and neck pain and headaches. Extremely stiff shoulders and trapezius muscles. What could cause these interlinked pains?
Many possible causes: Your symptoms focus on likely problems with upper back and neck muscles vs. the cervical spine and upper thoracic spinals areas. The problem could be as simple as trapezius or rotator cuff sprain or as complex as a herniated cervical disc with pain radiating to the shoulders and upper back. You need to see your P ...Read more
My body constantly has aches and pains and extremely tired , hot flashes.Does the muscle aches and joint aches come with menapause?
Foggy memory painful joints and muscles.. Swollon feet and hands. Painful knee pain in both knees and feels tender?
I have recurring flares of rashes, joint pain, muscle aches, debilitating fatigue, dizziness. I have photosensitity and one episode of my WBC at 2.0 years back. My ANA is 6:40. I'm on plaquenil. Why are all my other antibodies neg for lupus?
ANA 1:640?: Concerning for lupus as is everything else you tell me, though the language is somewhat vague. Consider a visit with a second rheumatologist with whom you may have better rapport. Key to rheumatologic disease is the trusting relationship between physician and patient; perhaps the two of you simply did not hit it off, as has happened to me from time to time. Lupus is brutal, you deserve the best. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Avapro (irbesartan): Likely. Use a substitute for a few weeks and see what happens. ...Read more
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