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Painful Symptoms

By Anonymous March 21, 2012 - 10:50am
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Hello, I am a 24 year old female. For the past six years I have had pain in my neck, lower back shoulders, elbows, and knees. For the last year my symptoms have gotten worse. I have joint pain, with the greatest being in my knees, spine, and hands. My left arm and left leg hurt from time to time. I lose grip of things like the coffee mate in the morning and have dumped two bottles in the past month. I have extremely tense muscles in my legs when i wake up. My right knee swells a little bit every couple of months. My knees and hands make a "popping" sound when i bend down and shake someone's hand. I had horrible dizziness and fatigue last night. I went to the doctor to talk about my back and he said that i have a "rotated vertebrae" in my spine. I have not told him about the other symptoms because frankly I hate doctors and I just want to get out as soon as i get in! But all of it is really starting to bother me. What should I do? What kind of doctor should i go see? what tests do i ask for? I would like to be a normal 24 year old.

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Hi Anon,

Welcome to EmpowHER.  It's important to see your primary care physician and explain every symptoms to him or her.  So they can send you the right testing from blood work to imaging test and whatever other test he feels is necessary.  Many things can be causing all these symptoms.  The dizziness and fatigue can be due to the same cause. But it's still important to see your doctor soon.



March 21, 2012 - 11:23am
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