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    I have very stiff fingers for the last 3/4 years especially in the winter, my doctor says i have junior arthritis as i am only 17, in the last 1/2 years i have been diagnosed with chilblains. These Are Like Swollen Red Pimples on my fingers which usually cause swollen stiff joints. My doctor thinks is linked somewhere with my psoriasis which i have suffered badly with since the ages of 1 or younger. He has prescribed my heart medication and creams but nothing seems to be working and as the winter is approaching with a vengeance in Ireland this year i was hoping someone would share their cures and stories with me. Leonne :)





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    hi my name is lisa and i am 21.i have swollen lumps on my legs from the knee down. They are sore to touch and they are red and somethimes look like bruises the skin is getting dry on top of them. The main one is on my shin bone and its big. I have also been getting really bad joint pains in all my joints especially ankles elbow back and knees. Can you help please its becoming a pain thank you.





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    Can ET also cause pain in the joints? I got diagnosed last year with essential tremor, and i noticed I get pain in my joints before the shakes come, but as i am taking propranlol to stop the pain i am just getting the pain..is this normal? Also using a raised mouse on the computer is hurting my hand. could this be due to ET





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    Im 19 and i have chronic back ache, it feels like its compressing and the only way to relieve this is to turn my upper body as far round as i can until my spine clicks , this has extended to my neck also, the compressing feeling until i click the joints, the majority of my joints click. what can i do?





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    well you may wont to see a doctor sometimes this comes with periods but i would go and tell your doctor and let him check it out

    Hi I am 24 year old. Since I started puberty my breasts have always been low down. They have never been pert and my nipples rest on my stomach. I look like an 80 year old. It makes me feel very self conscious. I can't wear any tops without wearing a nra. I have a problem with ligaments around my joints (they are loose and my joints are prone to dislocating,) and I was wondering if this might be the problem with my breasts and if there was anything I could do about them. Thanks x





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    Toni,... joints are the issue?? which joints?? I cant see how it would effect, but I not a medical person, and you could be on to something here as for reasoning... Go and see a Doctor, find one you are comfortable with and discuss this issue.. You are young 24 and you don't want to waste anymore of you life worrying about this.. Tops without bra's,you ask Toni?, that is a hard ask of any woman that is over a size a/b cup ... Toni, they have tape you can use to perk up your breasts under clothing, allot of the fashion industry people use it... You should go to a GP, this at least will give you information, options, direction and feeling of well being as you feel you are doing something positive about yourself.. You wont get things done or fixed in life, that goes with all issues, if you just leave it inside your mind/head.. No windows there, sunshine cant get in.. take care.. :)

    My right foot is always swollen, when I walk for some time.No other areas is swollen. What is the problem of this area, please help! This swollen foot does not have any pain and discoloration.





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    Its been like this for some time now the base of my heel is tender to walk on

    I've had a sore throat for about a week now, I took a look today and can see that my tonsils are very swollen (patchy red and white) with a few white spots on them. My glands are very swollen as well. My tonsils are gradually getting more swollen. However, I have no other symptoms of tonsillitis; Having had it a couple times in my childhood I know its not that.





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    You might have glandular fever

    Hi, Iv had swelling from my hips down to my ankles since i was 19 and im now 25 iv had varcous vien surgry on few of my artries and 2 lots of lipo from hips down cause i was size 14/16 bum thigh and legs but size 8 waiste. My mobility has improved and my leg swelling and pain better but its been over a year since and there starting to become swollen, itch and sore again the doc says more opps could do more worse than good and there just putting it down to poor circulation and they wont do anything cause even though weight on my legs is affecting my joints and artries it comes under cosmetic even tho i could end up with lympademia like my mam if i dont keep the weight off them. But i am wanting to know what i could do to improve them and prevent getting lympademia like what my mam has any ideas there now size 12/14 and 8 waiste. Thanks : )





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    My 9month son has a very swollen tongue. He has been to hospital with it and we have been told that its just the way its developed. Lately he has it sticking all of the time and also has lumps on his neck which the doctor says is just swollen lymph nodes. it is only one side that is swollen and the same side of his neck with the lumps. Could this be the same problem as the boy from the monday night programme? Who would i have to ask my doctor to refer me to?





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    I have been on holiday and both my feet and ankles have swollen up and they hurt all the time. I have been back two days and they are still swollen.





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    Please does anyone know of a specialist in the north of England. I had a bullseye rash bout 6 years ago, after 3-4 years of pain in joints I pursuaded GP to do a Lymes test that came back negative. However I now have swollen joints, constant tiredness and my hearing is reduced to the point of needing hearing aids, I am 52 years old. I need to go private as the GP won't do anything else





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    I am the same my doctor won't do the test I have bad joint pain no strength in my lower body can't see well and can't remember any thing I was bitten with a tic 8years ago and don't now no wot todo about it

    I'm 24 and I've had swollen knuckles on 2 of my fingers for a few years now. They aren't getting more swollen and none of my other joints seem to be affected so I've just lived with it. Recently they have become more painful and go a dark colour (almost bruised) when it's cold and I can't straighten out my little finger properly now. I've had blood tests for arthritis which have come back negative and I've had an x-ray which has also come back with nothing helpful. I don't really know what else to do.





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    A few days before my periods I get severe flu like symptoms. Aching knee joints writs joints and ankle joints. I also have a sore throte and sneeze a lot. I am a long distance runner and cannot hardly walk a few days before my period, so this really gets in the way of my sport each month. Why is this?





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    hi I am female 68 and have nodules on both my first and second joints of the fingers of my right hand, 2nd joint has now started to swell and is painful and there is a hard lump forming over the joint. The other joints that have already gone are completely locked, I am worried about this going further as theleft hand is showing the beginings of swelling. I keep knocking these joints and it is very painful ,is there anything I can do to reverse this, thanks





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    Since having breast cancer, which I am now clear of, I have had to come off hrt, its been nearly a year and I am due a check up. The problem I am having is that in the last few months I have developed really aching joints, to the point I felt like a cripple, the Dr has given me and anti depressent which I cannot pronounce to relax my joints or muscels to ease the pain, it has helped me some but I am still in real pain in my joints some days, and feel like an old lady, this does nothing for my self esteem as I am a very active and outgoing person, I belive it is due to me coming off hrt, as I cannot have it any more can you suggest an alternative, I am using black cohoss, but this is not as good as hrt, and what do I do when the onset of dry virginalness happens ?





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    I have painful hard lumps on my pip joints my hands feel swollen and weak, my fingers also feel ceased up in the morning also the lumps hurt when you knock them .





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    I am 32 and have benign joint hypermobility syndrome. I have found that most of my joints click 10-20 times a day. Some of these joints end up being painful and I have to click them manually or the pain gets worse. Is there anything that can be done to help this except taking painkillers and anti-inflammatories?





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    Have you tried seeing a nutritionist? A good one can advise on which foods help against inflammation, fatigue, etc, etc. For me,wheat and dairy foods are a problem. If I avoid them, the pain in my joints from RA is noy so bad. If I do eat them, I have stiff, painful joints and am constantly tired, just like ME. I am 63 years old.

    I'm 17 but i've been suffering from stiff joints, clicking and if i crouch down and stand up my knees make an awful creaking sound like a door, Its isn't just my knees though its all of my joints! My mum suffers from really bad arthritis especially in winter when she can barely walk, is there any chance i have the same?





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    I am 42 and now 18.5 stone . I put on circa 4 stone this year due to being diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis and to help get mobility back ive had 5 intramuscular steroid injections this year hence the additional weight I can't move! Please help, as the extra weight (of course does not help my joints). I was previously very active with 60+ hour job, lost it through my lack of mobility . I swim 4 times a week which helps my joints but does not impAct weight loss? Dr Christian advised on today's show that you are looking for people in my situation ( or similar). I would really appreciate help! X I can't go to gym and run for other exercise due to painful joints and with not working, it's difficult to eat healthily all the time. Kind regards





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    Hi, I am 16 years old and somethings get very stiff joints that click and crack. My shoulder,elbows,knees and sometimes wrists.It can be quite sore sometimes.Especially the joints in my hands can get very sore and hard to bend sometimes. Also possibly irrelevnt but my hands can get very shaky sometimes and sometimes my body may shake too.





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    you think psoriasis is bad, try having psoriatic arthritis as well, not only do I have scaly scalp and back, but swollen toes and fingers, plus got in neck too. So if you have psoriasis and get pain in joints get it checked with GP and ask dor Rhuematology referral - as you may be starting with psoriatic arthritis! (which not many people know exists) Ive had the P for about 14 years and the PA for 18months.





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    I have both. Not a lot of people know that psoriatic arthritus exists your right. I have had P for 12 years and PA for nearly 4 years, I was eventually diagnosed December 2008 when I moved to Hereford. I can just about walk on times, my fingers, my toes, my ankles, my shoulders, my wrists and my knee, my hips and lower back hurts too. I actually inherited the psoriasis form my mum and dad and the arthritus from my mum as she has both. I hope your okay thank you for saying what you did

    speak to doctor about hypermobility. I was diagnosed over 10 year ago when i was 17, often genetic i think, based on missing protein between liagaments in joints, something like that anyway!.Many sufferers are quite flexible and knee and elbow joints often bend further back than straight( Bowed back slightly) That was some of the things my gp looked for when I was diagnosed. I suffer mainly in hips and back. Joints click unexpectedly or lock up and am forced to click them. Also experience near constant dull aches and unexpected sharp pains. Excersise is supposed to help, physio in more serious cases. I neglected to follow early advice and suffer for it now! so worth mentioning it to gp. Hope that helps.

    Hi, I'm 17 years old and get bad pain in both knees after standing/sitting for any length of time. The joint often creaks too, and I often pop varoius joints (knees, ankles, back, neck etc.) whenever I move...is this a case of JIA? And what could I do to stop the pain in the joints? I also have Raynaud's Syndrome. Are they related in any way?





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    After reading up on it, I am confident that I have Behçet's disease. I went into the hospital with 30 or more mouth sores and large vaginal ulcers, my joints had swollen so badly that I couldn't walk, I had a pimple - like rash covering my face and chest. My vision was blurring in and out. It lasted for three miserable days. They ran a ton of blood work but nothing looked too crazy so the Dr's want to wait and see. .. how can I get a quicker diagnosis?





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    I forgot to add that I am a 39 year old white female.

    Sorry this is a little late, but a biopsy of my vaginal ulcer by a dermatologist helped greatly with my diagnosis

    my friend lost all her nails on her toes & fingers,she then had to have her nails on both feet & hands dressed & redressed every couple of days. When the took the dressings off there was a vile smell coming from the nails. In the end she lost a couple of joints on her finger & thumb.The consultants thought she had e. bullosa with one or two test they ruled it out. But didnt do any further tests on the nails. Know she has nails growing back but they split & come off with the slightest knock & she back to square one with red nails beds where the nail has come away. The joints which she lost has never come back & wondered if it was anything to do with a different nail condition, as she cant figure out how the joints just disapeared. could it be another nail disorder.





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    I am the same i am 23 and started with knee pain my joints crunch and click when walking the burning pain is really getting to me over the last three years it seems to have started affecting my hips and shoulders my joints are terrible i am in constant pain. The doctors that i have seen have fobed me off not taking me seriously.

    Hey Megan, Im 16 and for the past few years all my joints have been aching and i can feel them creak and when i put my ear to my hand at night i can also hear my fingers, wrists and neck creak. My joints click all day long (especially my ankles in the morning.)I thought it could've been arthiritis so i went to my doctor and she said that i might just have Hypermobility syndrome but has booked xrays for my neck just to check. i think maybe u might have that too? X

    obesity, tried every diet in the world not st anything. my stomach feels like i am 9 months pregnant all the time effect my whole life, relationships and confidence. i have been told i have pcos but i feel it is much more then this. hairloss/thinning which is not growing im only 31. it happened in 2000 they dont grow dark skin patches around hand and fingers elbow joints, my skin is much darker. my face seems to me its swollen and huge.





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    im 23 years old and at 5ft 4 i weight 23 stone i have multiple medical problem including arthritis asthma depression anxiety agoraphobia. i take alot of pills to try and help my condition but the weight keeps pilling on because i can do any exercise my joints r swollen and the doctors have told me i'll be in a wheelchair in a years time if i dont do something they have told me im a perfect candidate for a gastric bypass but nothing seams to be getting done about it can u please help i cant go on like this





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