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Let's guess what's wrong with me

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Annabanana1812 Mon 11-May-15 23:11:32

I know that people should not diagnose on here but just looking for some advice and will seek medical advise just waiting on appointment which isn't for another 2 weeks.

I will try to keep it as short as I can. Family history of arthritis, reunods and other muscle conditions in close family members.

I have had painful wrists on and off for 5/6 years, I am 25, and was told its carpel tunnel syndrome. I had surgery in one had it did no good if anything it made it worse. I have always had back / shoulder aches told it is trapped nerves and normal back ache but no treatment helped. My legs always feel heavy and painful thighs to the point it hurts walking up stairs or getting off the sofa. Have had this since I was maybe 14/15 but had hip pain when I was 10 and X-rays came back normal. I always feel tired and run down, have sleep problems I would say I get bouts of insomnia and inbetween then I sleep poorly also.

Bloods tests in the past for other things always had a raise CRP level which I understand is linked to infection or inflammation. I had a baby 8 months ago and felt great whilst pregnant all issues subsided apart from slight hip pain towards the end. Since having the baby they all came back and I have put weight on but I tried to go walking to get fit but after a few days of medium walks not pushing myself, I could barely walk.

My thoughts are that I have the muscle conditions mentions that family members have but I also think the symptoms are similar of ME but that's just from browsing on Google which I know you shouldn't do lol any other things it could be just so I can have a look at them to see and know what to bring up to the GP. I am a young new mother but instead I feel like an old cripple confused

Newquay Tue 12-May-15 08:51:39

If I were you I would go to a traditional Chinese acupuncturist - it might throw some light on why your symptoms went while pregnant. If in London Acumedic is great and I know a good one in Bath. I swear by acupuncture - as well as gps. Sorry I can't help more specifically.

FabULouse Tue 12-May-15 09:50:28

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Bettertobehealthy Sat 16-May-15 09:31:26

A lot of the symptoms you describe might be down to vitamin D deficiency.
There is a simple postal blood spot test available from an NHS pathlab, in Birmingham. It costs £28, and can be ordered by credit card. Go to Or perhaps your Doc would order it for you ? Some docs are reluctant to do that though.

We are discussing this over in the thread " hospital won't test me for Vit D " . Many people there have some similar symptoms as you. There you'll find lots of information re Vit D. Good luck


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