since having baby Lauren I have been having sore stiff hands and wrists... all day... other miscellaneous aches and pains, knees, balls of feet, and others.... which I am doing my best to ignore.... mostly successfully.
Have started swimming again already nearly 2 weeks and have built up to 800 m/day and will continue. That is good.
My obe recommended to test Uric Acid and CBC. Uric acid high. Was hoping that would explain it all.
Saw Rheumatologist yesterday. Very nice guy. Quite thorough examination. Yes, my hands and wrists are sore.... and sore with movement / pressure. I reluctantly admitted some of the other aches and pains. All pretty much symetrical.
Am I tired. Well, yes! But I do have a 3 week old baby. Trying to get back on schedule / back to work / catch up. What do I expect but to be tired!
We're both hoping this is going to go away by itself and is just 'post-pregnancy' settling down.
He was concerned given hypothyroid and diabetes (both probably autoimmune), asthma. He is the first to say this may not be Type 2, given no family history and the other goings on). Knows my allergy Dr. Said he'll talk to her. Said he had some ideas. I didn't ask him what (I know he wants to rule out Rheumatoid Arthritis). Says there are text book presentations and then there is everyone else.... Anyway no conclusions yet. But he does want a full work up.
So far RF (Rheumatoid Factor)is back and negative, Anti-CCP, RF and Vitamin D were run already. Have a heap of other basic tests I'll get run at a lab cheaper than the hospital. Hoping this is all in my head and nothing shows up!
He said that up to 10,000 IUI of vitamin D is 'safe', when i told him I take 5,000 IUI a day.