Hurt all over but worse in lower back, I also have had a rash for a yr
I’ve been to every specialist there is but all they tell me is arthritis in lower back. Ok I don’t doubt that, I’m 64! But my shoulders and legs? I’ve had a rash for well over a year on my chest and shoulders that has never gone away, I’ve seen 2 different dermatologists. They’ve not helped! I’m going to pain management and taking hydrocodone Tylenol 5 it doesn’t help! I have a couple of theories. 30 yr old breast implants? Rheumatic fever as a child giving me problems now?
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Hi @jackson1010, I'm wondering if you've been screened for autoimmune disorders, like Polymyalgia Rheumatica. Has your blood been tested for inflammation, with CRP and ESR tests? Also, how do you know your implants are still viable, and not leaking? I hope that helps. I wish you relief soon.
I’m not sure exactly if they’ve checked specifically for autoimmune disorders but I know I have Hashimoto thyroiditis and vitiligo. I’ve been to 2 rheumatologist and one told me I didn’t have autoimmune but Hashimoto and vitiligo both are autoimmune so I don’t understand why he would say that. I do know I’ve been to every specialist there is (almost). I’ve been told only that I have arthritis in my lower back, and I don’t doubt that! I’ve always felt there was more to it. I guess the main reason I feel that way is the rash. It’s on my chest, shoulders and back of my neck. I’ve had it for 1 1/2 years and after 2 dermatologists I was told I was allergic to only balsam of Peru and I cut out everything with any hint of a scent. Bought all hypoallergenic products, it has never lightened up! Always there and will not go away and felt brushed off. I have an appointment with my primary doctor today and see what she says. I went ahead and scheduled an appointment to talk with a plastic surgeon to have the implants taken out and see what he says.
Hi @jackson1010, 30 years is a long time to have breast implants. From what I read, they typically last 10 – 20 years. Have you seen a cardiologist? My mother developed problems with her heart after having rheumatic fever as a child. I hope you get some answers soon.
I have seen a cardiologist and he said I was good. They told my parents back then they caught it in time. I’ve decided 30 years is long enough so I’m wanting them out and we’ll see afterwards if I get better.