Wife has sudden pain in shoulders and hands.
Hey all... Hoping someone might have some guidance on this.
Wife, 57, in good health otherwise about a month ago started feeling pain in her shoulders radiating down to her hands pretty suddenly. Her hands are painful and "tingling." To a much lesser extent, she sometimes feels stiff in the hips but it's nothing like the arms/hands. No issues in the ankles or feet. She's negative for RA and Lupus (her mom had it until she died at 51 yrs) and had been tested several times through her life. For a while, we were thinking that it might be post covid - she had covid shortly before this started. Burt that was months ago.
It's gotten so that she can't sleep. Worse in the mornings and gets a little better during the day. She was able to schedule an appointment 6 weeks out with the Rheumatologist and we're a month away. Stopped into the urgent care hoping to score a course of prednisone and they said "we don't want to mask the cause with prednisone before your appointment" so keep taking advil/Naproxen - which does nothing.
Amazing to me that they would be fine with allowing her to be in pain for a month.
We've tried Lifetones (uric acid reducer), vitamin B complex, Turmeric/Curcucimin, advil and naproxen all with little relief.
Anyone here have a similar experience? We're now terrified that the docs won't EVER know what's wrong. Is it possible that she would have systemic arthritic pain suddenly or should we be focusing on disease/disorder. Doctors don't seem to know HALF of what these forums do. Appreciate you.
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