severe joint pain

  1. Im not asking for medical advice, just suggestions for information I can check out. My 32 year old aunt has been having SEVERE debilitating joint pain in every joint of her body for about 10 days now. The dr's do not seem to know what is going on. They have done an MRI and blood tests. The MRI of her head was normal and they are doing one on her neck next week. The blood tests have not come back as of yet. Pain medications do not help at all. 14 days ago she had a migrane for 4 days...then the severe joint pain. Please point me in the right direction. I would like to get her some info ASAP. Thanks a million!
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  3. by   NurseStacey143
    I forgot to add she has an allover body rash that looks like hives.
  4. by   Audreyfay
    I work in telephone triage part of the time. I have come across several calls like this. It certainly sounds like a virus to me. Start looking into information regarding viral illnesses? IMHO.
  5. by   P_RN
    Sounds viral to me too. Did they do Lyme and Rocky Mtn Spotted fever? My daughter had RMSF and had a rash on her palms and soles of her feet. I think she got 2 weeks of Vibramycin. Been awhile.
  6. by   NurseStacey143
    yes, they said its not lyme..etc. She is still in severe pain. I wish they would figure it out. To top it off, her house was robbed last week. She is a social worker in Vegas. Such a stressful time for her.
  7. by   NurseStacey143
    now they saying its from gallstones???