what is it?
Hello to the forum. This is the first time I have asked a question but really could do with some feedback on my daughters condition. Back in August, she had sudden pains in her shoulders, elbows, knees, wrists etc, with some flu type symptoms, sore throat etc. The flu-ey symptoms went after a few days but her joints continued to hurt - some more than others on different days [migrated almost]. She is 25 and worked in a very active job until then. She hasnt been able to work since then due to the pain she is in. The doc thought at first it was reactive arthritis, didnt test positive for RA [her grandma had it] - had a scan on shoulder and wrist, no damage showed up. Now testing for ASpondylitus via blood test, but daughter only has limited back pain[?]. She gets flare ups, where she is worse for a week or so, with more fatigue etc and then settles down again to the usual level of pain. Joints are not swollen or red - apart from early on where her knee was a little swollen - and are not hot either. Is on naproxen which gives some pain relief but not brilliant. She finds doing most things difficult and if she i.e. comes out shopping for an hour or so, she knows she will suffer more pain the next day. She has morning stiffness, poor sleep due to pain and cant snuggle down comfortably! So, does anyone have any idea of what this could be? I know its a big ask with little info, but hopefully its a start! Thanks in advance. xx