I have been experiencing pain which never goes away?
Can you help, for the past few months I have been experiencing pain in my right shoulder from the shoulder blade to the top and down my upper arm and the right side of my neck which never goes away.
I keep getting a recurant sore throat now my chest is now feeling raw at sore. Suddenly the pain in my throat disappears then I get pains which starts in just below my knees and goes up to my hips and the bottom of my back.
Its like a deep niggling, gnawing pain which feels like need to stretch out. It gets to a point I just need to stop, even driving hurts, I don’t get relief from sitting, lying down.
I get maybe 1 weeks relief from the leg pain, then it’s back again. The sore throat then the leg pain goes round in a cycle and has been since July/August.
I have had blood done by the doctor in October who told me liver and kidney function were all normal, blood count and thyroid normal but my ferrous levels were low so I was given ferrous furmate tablets to take for a month.
I was also prescribed Omeprazole for heartburn and acid.
I have been prescribed pain killers, which don’t touch the sides and venlafaxine twice a day (not sure why!).
Your sore throat and chest
Problems may have confused your doctors
Yet if you have roled out tonilitis and RA then you should perform CT scan on your neck and lumber vertebra
I wish you could provide your age and sex for better diagnosis , also is your leg pain in one leg or both ?
This mostly is systemic disorder related to RA ..
ESR test and rh factor can make you near the right diagnosis.
Also get a MRI for your back if an autoimmune disorder is ruled out.
seems more of autoimmune disease.
detailed blood investigations should be directed towards this diagnosis.
consult a physician.
MRI of lumbar region will help the diagnosis.
RA SEEMS MOST LIKELY. ITS A LOCAL PRESENTATION OF A SYSTEMIC DISEASE.
GET BLOOD TESTS ESPECIALLY ESR AND RA FACTOR WITH URIC ACID DONE.
CT SCAN OF NECK WILL HELP RULE OUT OTHER POSSIBILITIES.
seronegative arthropathy and its associated symptoms seem to be more likely. in such cases, blood investigations often come out to be normal and treatment should be based on clinical experience.