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Horrible pain in hands and legs - my life is miserable

Alice91

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Hi everyone,
I have to share this with someone before I go insane.

I have bone pain all over my body for 2 weeks.
My fingers, wrists, arm... knees, legbones, ankles even my toes hurt.
I dont even have to move they just hurt. Sometimes stabbing pain sometimes feel like bruised and sometimes burnng feeling.
Never felt something like this before.

I will have a blood test next week and a brain MRI next month due to facial pain issues and I am really scared that this is some kind of a metastases to the bones.
I am so scared yet so embarrased to go to the doctor because I feel like they will think I am a complete fool.
And I am: yesterday I went to my favourite cafe and I ate a really really nice piece of cake thinking I'm gonna die soon anyway so putting on some weights wont hurt.
I have a really loving boyfriend who tries everything to make me feel better. And I try so hard not to complain to him but obviously he can see when I'm not good.
When I tell him my actual "problem" I feel so stupid. I'm just 28 years old and I live in this insanity.

How can something feel so scary yet so stupid at the same time?
 

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sorry you're going through this.

anxiety can make you feel that way.

it's good that you're going to the doctor and getting this checked out but my guess would be that your anxiety is playing a role in what's going on. otherwise, i don't think you'd be here.

please keep us updated. you're not alone and definitely shouldn't feel stupid though i understand how and why you'd feel that way.
 

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Hi everyone,
I have to share this with someone before I go insane.

I have bone pain all over my body for 2 weeks.
My fingers, wrists, arm... knees, legbones, ankles even my toes hurt.
I dont even have to move they just hurt. Sometimes stabbing pain sometimes feel like bruised and sometimes burnng feeling.
Never felt something like this before.

I will have a blood test next week and a brain MRI next month due to facial pain issues and I am really scared that this is some kind of a metastases to the bones.
I am so scared yet so embarrased to go to the doctor because I feel like they will think I am a complete fool.
And I am: yesterday I went to my favourite cafe and I ate a really really nice piece of cake thinking I'm gonna die soon anyway so putting on some weights wont hurt.
I have a really loving boyfriend who tries everything to make me feel better. And I try so hard not to complain to him but obviously he can see when I'm not good.
When I tell him my actual "problem" I feel so stupid. I'm just 28 years old and I live in this insanity.

How can something feel so scary yet so stupid at the same time?
Sounds like an arthritis flare up. Have you explored arthritis?
 

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Do you take vitamin d? A deficiency in vitamin d can cause those symptoms. Are you also down and depressed lately?
 

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Hi Alice91. Because those painful symptoms have been going on for 2 weeks, I would suggest you overcome the embarrassment and get to the doctor as soon as possible. Just my opinion, but there's too much time until you can get some answers and you will go through some needless suffering until you get some medical reassurances. I believe your pains are related to your anxiety or at a minimum increased by the anxiety.
 

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Thank you for taking time to reply me everyone.

Sounds like an arthritis flare up. Have you explored arthritis?
Yes, I was thinking about arthiritis but arthiritis affects joints only doesnt it? And my arms and legbones also hurt .
Plus there is no swelling,nothing visible at all.
Do you take vitamin d? A deficiency in vitamin d can cause those symptoms. Are you also down and depressed lately?
Yes I have been taking 2000 unit every day since October. I actually thought that maybe I overdosed it? But I think that 2000 unit is not too much.

I have been quite down lately yes.
Hi Alice91. Because those painful symptoms have been going on for 2 weeks, I would suggest you overcome the embarrassment and get to the doctor as soon as possible.
My boyfriend also suggested that I should go to my GP next week.
Maybe I will do that it hurts like crazy.


I dont have apetite which also frustrates me.. I am so inpatient and I feel so sorry for my amazing boyfriend because I am not a really fun person to be with now. I am not in the mood to talk,chat,or interact with anyone I feel like I need to be alone with my pain.
 
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Does anyone have here fibromyalgia by the way?
I'm thinking thatbwould be an explanation as well...
 

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I went yesterday to have my blood taken.
Results will be in a few days I am in a full panic mode.
I feel like there is no way this is not bone cancer or leukemia. My bones ache all over my body I've never experienced somethig like this I am really scared.
 

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I went yesterday to have my blood taken.
Results will be in a few days I am in a full panic mode.
I feel like there is no way this is not bone cancer or leukemia. My bones ache all over my body I've never experienced somethig like this I am really scared.
Good thing you went to get some labs done. When will you get the results back? Maybe they should be done today?
 

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Does anyone have here fibromyalgia by the way?
I'm thinking thatbwould be an explanation as well...
I don’t have it but neurological/autoimmune disorder is what first struck my mind when I read this, as well.

If no GP doctors come up with a solution, I’d suggest visiting a neurologist. I’m hoping it’s anxiety, but if it’s autoimmune, the earlier it’s caught, the better, then they can build a plan and help you manage it. It usually involves a lot of testing, but don’t give up!!
 

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I don’t have it but neurological/autoimmune disorder is what first struck my mind when I read this, as well.

If no GP doctors come up with a solution, I’d suggest visiting a neurologist. I’m hoping it’s anxiety, but if it’s autoimmune, the earlier it’s caught, the better, then they can build a plan and help you manage it. It usually involves a lot of testing, but don’t give up!!
Thank you. Actually I visited a neurologist few weeks ago. She sent me to have a brain MRI done to rule out some things. I will have it done within 2 weeks. Strange thing I dont really worry about that I am hiper focused on other cancers right now.
I hope the blood test will be good.
 

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Thank you. Actually I visited a neurologist few weeks ago. She sent me to have a brain MRI done to rule out some things. I will have it done within 2 weeks. Strange thing I dont really worry about that I am hiper focused on other cancers right now.
I hope the blood test will be good.
I hope your blood tests come good so you can rule out health issues, and its good that you are going for MRI, that will completely rule out any health issues and you can focus how to fight with the anxiety. We are all here for you, keep us in the loop.
 

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Thank you guys.
Its 2 am in the morning here and I am awake.
I am so sweaty I had to change pyjamas.
I often wake up in the middle of the night in these days due to my hands burning.
And now this sweat thing as well...bad signs :(
I just want to get over with this.
 

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Hi everyone,
I have to share this with someone before I go insane.

I have bone pain all over my body for 2 weeks.
My fingers, wrists, arm... knees, legbones, ankles even my toes hurt.
I dont even have to move they just hurt. Sometimes stabbing pain sometimes feel like bruised and sometimes burnng feeling.
Never felt something like this before.

I will have a blood test next week and a brain MRI next month due to facial pain issues and I am really scared that this is some kind of a metastases to the bones.
I am so scared yet so embarrased to go to the doctor because I feel like they will think I am a complete fool.
And I am: yesterday I went to my favourite cafe and I ate a really really nice piece of cake thinking I'm gonna die soon anyway so putting on some weights wont hurt.
I have a really loving boyfriend who tries everything to make me feel better. And I try so hard not to complain to him but obviously he can see when I'm not good.
When I tell him my actual "problem" I feel so stupid. I'm just 28 years old and I live in this insanity.

How can something feel so scary yet so stupid at the same time?
It might just be Vitamin D Deficiency that will show up in your lab work if that's the case.
 

Alice91

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It might just be Vitamin D Deficiency that will show up in your lab work if that's the case.
That would be really good but I'm afraid it is not vitamin deficiency as I take supplements every day (which includes 2000 unit vitamin D).


I'm still waiting for the blood work results i should get them by e-mail this afternoon (it's already 3 pm).
 

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Perhaps it's your thyroid. I had the exact same symptoms including severe anxiety & depression out of (literally) NO WHERE. Along with muscle & joint pain, pins & needles feeling in my hands & feet, extreme fatigue & brain fogginess. I also am 8 months post partum. Blood tests show right now slight hypothyroidism. You have to have your T4 & T3 levels, so a complete thyroid test done, to get accurate results.
 

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Perhaps it's your thyroid. I had the exact same symptoms including severe anxiety & depression out of (literally) NO WHERE. Along with muscle & joint pain, pins & needles feeling in my hands & feet, extreme fatigue & brain fogginess. I also am 8 months post partum. Blood tests show right now slight hypothyroidism. You have to have your T4 & T3 levels, so a complete thyroid test done, to get accurate results.
Completely agree! I have a hypothyroid as well and had similar symptoms.


Any update on the results?
 

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Perhaps it's your thyroid. I had the exact same symptoms including severe anxiety & depression out of (literally) NO WHERE. Along with muscle & joint pain, pins & needles feeling in my hands & feet, extreme fatigue & brain fogginess. I also am 8 months post partum. Blood tests show right now slight hypothyroidism. You have to have your T4 & T3 levels, so a complete thyroid test done, to get accurate results.
I also showed hypothyroidism! Brings on all kinds of crazy symptoms.
 

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Completely agree! I have a hypothyroid as well and had similar symptoms.


Any update on the results?
Thank you for your concern.
I didnt get the results unfortunately.
Tomorrow is the day I guess.
I am going to sleep I hope I won't wake up sweating tonight.


I dont think they will look t3 and t4 in my blood just the regular TSH.
 
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