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joint trouble

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
hey i have been suffering from problems in my joints
im only 15 and im in pain all the time
my ankles knees hips back elbows wrists and fingers all hurt, i cant stand for very long or walk very far and any tipe of sports are completely out of the question
i used to be very active and for the last 8 months i have completely stopped virtually all physical activity
has anyone had anything else similiar to this and what was the outcome, what foods made it less painfull, how long did you have it for ect ect
i am seeing doctors they have refered me to rheamatoid specialist and i have an appointment next week
anyway please please post reply's im getting quite depressed about the whole situation

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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I had very similar sounding symptoms except I had a catalogue of joint/tendon/muscle injuries like sprains and dislocations.
    I saw a Rheumatologist and was diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome type III which is also known as Joint Hyper Mobility Syndrome. Basically, it's a genetic connective tissue disorder which causes pain in joints, fatigue, multiple injuries due to flexibility of tendons etc etc.

    Are you particularly flexible? can you stand up, bed over and put your palms flat on the floor without bending your knees?
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    have you got IBS as well?

    I've had joint pain since i was 14, and the only thing that makes it better is gentle stretching. try yoga, and maybe some swimming
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Tbh there are a massive range of joint disorders, and your problems could be any (or none) of them. Your best best is a Rheumatolgist, which you have already got sorted.

    May not be simple, though. I have had a similar problem for the last 4 years (plus other fun systemic features) and the doctors and consultants have come up with... absolutely nowt. Not a sausage.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    hey just bumping here
    i dont have ibs but my sis does
    i hate it this is getting worswe i just had a months course of steroids that did fuck all and im on co-codamol constantly as well now just to be able to make it through the day
    please i dont know what i want someone to say really im just feeling desperate
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