What's causing my joint pain?
August 16, 2011 1:41 PM Subscribe
Help me work out the cause of joint pain over the last two weeks.
posted by ellieBOA to health & fitness (12 answers total)
I have suffered from back pain for around 11 years now (I'm 27), slipped a disc 3 times (ages 16, 19 and 24 - heavy lifting, snowboarding and slightly wrong posture putting strain on a disc respectively). I've suffered from sciatica, although none for around 3 years, and no disc/lower back pain for 2 years.
I had a mild cold and flu virus 3 weeks ago, and it's left me with pain the worst in my hips, but also wrists, knees and ankles. This has been going on for two weeks, I went to a drop in doctors and they suggested a blood test to look for inflammation, and I'm waiting to get an appointment for that at the right time as I am too new at my job to get paid for sick days.
A friend who's a nurse thinks stress is causing it, new job plus house move logistics are probably making me more stressed than normal?
It seems to be worst after less than 7 hours sleep, but maybe correlation rather than causation?
I am going trying to book a doctor's appointment currently (yay NHS!) but wanted a bit of hive mind brainstorming.