Another, "should I go to the doctor." Wrist/Joint Pain.
So I came down the THE crud that's going around on Xmas day. Hung around punkish for a few days, and the Wednesday took a serious turn for the worse: exhausted, spiking fever, chills, couldn't breathe, uncontrollable coughing, etc.
The other symptom was agonzing, and I mean agonizing, joint pain and weakness. My right knee, my left shoulder, my neck, and both my wrists, though left much worse than the right. I couldn't walk, and could barely use my hands.
Got in to the doc on Friday, and they discovered pneumonia, an ear infection, and told me the joint thing was due to my spiking fever. Antibiotics, rest, etc.
So now it's Sunday, I feel MUCh better. Except for my wrists/hands. I can't turn them, can't close them, can't bear weight, and they just ACHE. When I try to do something with them, the ache turns into a stabbing pain down my arm. Mr. PF had to help me pull my pants on this morning.
Every other symptom is significantly improved. But I am seriously debilitated right now, and starting to wonder if this is unrelated to the other illness after all? And if I should go back to the doctor and if so, how fast?
Being the kind of person who would rather pay a bill for nothing, than find out its something serious that could of been corrected early w/o complications-I'd say get another opinion or have the same Dr. look at it again.(sorry for the run on)
Strange how much you've got to know Before you know how little you know. Anonymous
Your symptoms do not sound normal. Call your doctor. They may have you go to the ER for a chest x-ray and some blood work for a basic arthritis work up, including a Lyme test. Hopefully it is all viral, but most people with pneumonia don't get joint pain. Are you on a sulfa antibiotic? Some people get joint swelling and pain if they are allergic to the antibiotic.
I just wanted to stop by and add a vote for calling the doctor! That doesn't sound normal, and it doesn't sound like something you should let go for too long. Get it checked out, at least for peace of mind.