After I had Bailey, I had joint pain and went to the doctor for it. After some blood tests, a scary waiting period thinking I could possibly have lupus and a visit to a rheumatologist...it went away and remained undiagnosed.
After Luke, the same joint pain returned, same funny results came back in my blood tests and it went away again.
Now...it's not going away. Body aches started a week and a half ago, but I just attributed it to strep. All my strep symptoms are gone, but my joint pain remains. The pain in my hands is the worst. My fingers tingle like they are falling asleep and they are very hard to move. It feels like I have tight rubber bands around my fingers and I have to stretch against the bands to move them.
So, I went back to the doctor yesterday and they are again, running an ANA and CBC. An ANA is an Antinuclear Antibody test, that helps screen for autoimmune diseases. This is the same test that I have tested positive on, twice before. The CBC is just simply a look at all aspects of my blood. What they are most interested in, is to check for inflammation.
I can't wait to hear from them and see what they say, this time. All I know is that it hurts to walk and I'm having a really hard time holding Presley. If she's crying or fighting me, it puts me into tears, because it hurts so bad.
Whatever this is, I hope it gets figured out. Quickly.