For two years I have been going to a bone spec. about my L5/Si joint and all he wanted to do was give me injections and meds then send me home never really getting to the bottom of why my body hurts all over in just about every moving joint I have. He did order a bone scan and tell me that I had arthritis in my back,shoulders,knees,feet, arms, and hands ,at this point he basically sent me home and said call when you run out of meds or need a shot. Maybe that should have been good enough ,but I wanted a name of my desease and if there is something I could do that doesn't just involve taking a pill.
So now the other half of my ongoing drama. I went to my regular dr. and the doctor say's that you are way to young to have these issues (39 yrs old) and he sends me to a rhuematologist. He looks at everything and says yes you have something going runs some more blood test puts me on prednisone 10mg 3x a day for a week,go down to 2x a day for a week, then to 1x a day until I go back,unless the pain comes back then you go back up to the next level. Okay I'm feeling good pain wise in just a few day's,then I start having stomach cramps from hell, headaches, and blood pressure at almost stroke level. Now I'm on blood pressure meds. I'm at a loss and depressed at the same time. Does any of this sound familar? Please help me I was so happy to almost be pain free and now I don't know. I've had BP trouble of and on. I have already been test for RA and that was neg. The new doctor has done a test for AS,I will find out when I go back in a few days about that.I'm on gabapentin300mg,prazole20mg,prednisone5mg,tramadol50mg,lisinopral10mg,vivelle dot