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I hate going to the doctor. The reason is the time in the waiting room then waiting in the exam room and then the doctors rarley give me any answers.

Years ago I had a lot of pain in my ankles and feet. I did fracture my ankle in high school and also had bunion surgery about 6 years ago.
When I stand on my feet too long or wear the wrong shoes my feet and ankles have always caused me pain.

I started to have back pain within the last 5 years or so.

I would say I have had a lot more problems within the last year. This is regarding body pain, headaches and fatigue.

It seems to go in spurts. I go through a period of weeks or a month of feeling fine and normal. Then I go through a period of muscle and joint pains that make it difficult for me to do normal activities. I'm going through a bad time now.
I had such severe low back pain back in March or April that I was certain I had a kidney infection. I went to the doctor and no signs of kidney infection. Dr. ordered x-rays and I was told I am in the early stages of degenerative joint disease.

It seems like each time I go through a period of pain it's worse than the last time. I hurt all over my knees, legs, back, arms, shoulders etc. It's joint pain and muscle pain. I also feel very stiff some days. I've had extreme anxiety. I've never suffered from anxiety before in my life.
I am so tired all day long but can't sleep well at night.

I hurt even when I'm lying down. I can't get comftorable. I took an Aleeve earlier and don't feel any better. My dr. told me I can take 2 Aleeve's at a time, but when I do that I get very sick to my stomach.

The anxiety is so bad and my stomach feels funky that I haven't been able to really eat in a month or so.

I'm only 33 y/o and my body feels so much older.

I never would have thought about Lupus, but my aunt who is 10 years older than me was diagnosed with Lupus a year or so ago. She keeps telling me to get myself checked for that. She said she was initially dx'd with the degenerative joint disease too.

I read the symptoms, and am not so sure. I don't have any rashes or anything like that.

I have experienced severe pain in the past. There have been at least 2 times where I went to the E.R. over it. I could barley move. They found nothing wrong with me.

I don't want to sit in waiting rooms and go through tests when they never seem to find anything and I feel like I'm waisting my time.

I'm a single parent and I work full time. I don't have the time to keep making dr. appts. and having no answers.

I also don't have heart or kidney problems. Although for the first time a test showed high cholesteral. Not too i'm not on meds. but I have to watch it.

I have been having some dizzy spells and feeling very hot at times...and no one else is hot like I am. I thought maybe the dizziness is from not eating enough but I don't know. I'm trying to keep food in me.

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