(Closed) Medical bees: Help! I almost had to cut off my rings…

posted 6 years ago in Wellness
Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014 - Ontario, Canada ♥ EDD- April 2016

That sounds really awful and I’m sorry that you have to deal with all that 🙁 I don’t know what it could be but is there a health number you could call? I’m not sure how it works where you live but in Ontario there’s this thing called Telehealth where you can call a toll free number and speak to a nurse whenever you want and they go through your symptoms with you and stuff. It’s kind of like an appointment on the phone, is there anything like that you could try right now?

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Well, I don’t want to freak you out but that sounds a lot like how my symptoms of lupus began. Is it just happening in your joints? I had extremely random joint pain, like one day one joint in one finger would be swollen, and the next day it would be my knee. The pain would come and go randomly, and sometimes I would go months without any pain at all. I say start with your regular dr who will probably refer you to a rheumatologist. They deal with joint pain and autoimmune diseases. Let me know if you have any questions!!

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@surgarpea you Canadians have it soo good.:)  We do not have anything like that here. If she wanted to talk to a professinal right away she would have to go to the E.R. (If you can afford it) 

@GreenEyedmoon I don’t have any advice except get an appointment asap.Do yourself a favor in the meantime please do not google anything, It only makes it worse I promise. One time I totally convinced myself I was having a heart attack or stroke. I had gas. lol 

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I’m no doctor – but perhaps it’s gout?  I know that usually it’s in your feet/toes, but it can show in any joint, it’s the build up of uric acid, I am not sure what it’s like in Dallas as far as medical etc but you should be able to get a quick blood test to determine if you have too much uric acid in your system.  Just a guess though!

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

If you only complained of pain, it would be tricky to figure out (makes me think of vague diagnoses like fibromyalgia?). But with intermittent pain AND swelling of joints, I agree you gotta think rheumatologic/autoimmune… especially in a young female. Take a picture of your swollen finger to show your doc (seeing as it might be back to normal by the time you get in). Your doc may do some screening labs first…

Obviously, best to see the doc… diagnosing over the internet is notoriously difficult. 😛 Good luck!

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@GreenEyedMoon this is what I mean the likelihood that you have Lupus is slim. You’re just gonna freak yourself out before you even have a reason to be freaked. I hope you’re feeling better soon, and get a correct diagnosis.  

Post # 15
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

@sugarpea:  One of the side effects of the American healthcare system being in total effing shambles is that we don’t have convenient access to healthcare advice like that. You’re lucky!

OP – no idea what it could be – a hairline fracture that isn’t healing? I don’t know. Definitely hightail it to the doctor, and explain the history of everything in depth. Blowing it off as “meh” is definitely not something you should do!

Post # 16
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@GreenEyedMoon:  Oh geez. That doesn’t sound like fun!

I only suggest you take a picture bc I can’t tell you how many times patients come in and say “I swear it was here yesterday!” and yet everything is back to normal the second they walk into the doc’s office. It’s bad doctor luck. A picture really is worth a thousand words… so just in case… 😉

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