something else.... Hope it's all in my head....

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.

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Comment by brokenpole on April 18, 2012 at 4:03am

If your uric acid is high that might point to gout. Gout hits mainly the estremities and is painful to move and painful to touch.

When I get an attack it is usually in my feet and ankles and it is painful as the dickens. I can barely walk. Attach usually lasts a week to 10 days.

Comment by Super_sally on April 18, 2012 at 8:05am


I'm really hoping it is gout. Been about 3 weeks so far. Not really getting better yet... maybe tomorrow.. :) Anyway, test results back by end of next week and if nothing shows that will be good news.

Comment by Randy on April 18, 2012 at 2:11pm

Pregnancy can do some strange things to your body and may well be the trigger. I have no idea. What you are describing is exactly the same type of pain and locations that I had in the beginning stages of peripheral neuropathy. My neurologist called it "socks and gloves" to describe the areas affected. My feet and knees were terribly painful and stiff, as were my hands. It always felt like my socks were bunching up under my toes.

I don't know how long you have had D, but it looks like you have great control. And, your A1c is stellar. Congrats on that! I know PN takes some time to develop, so it seems odd that you could have it. You may want to see a neurologist for tasting to eliminate it though. You aches and pains just sound so familiar to me.

Comment by marty1492 on April 18, 2012 at 5:28pm

Hi Super-sally,

I don't have any answers for you, but I really sympathize! Please let us know what you learn after you get the test results and hear what the doc thinks.

In the meantime, I'll be sending healing thoughts!


Comment by Gerri on April 18, 2012 at 9:14pm

Glad to hear RF is negative. Hoping for more good results & that you're better soon!


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