Hi, I'm new here and as the title says I'm in for the long haul of waiting for a diagnosis. For the last 6 weeks or so I have been crippled with pain in most of my joints and muscles, swelling in my feet, hands and legs. At times I can swear it is like a paralysis working down my body as everything seems to stiffen. I have been to my GP 3 times now who has done the routine blood tests and apart from esr which is at 32 all others including RF are normal. She has referred me to a rheumatologist (3m wait) I am also suffering from the most horrendous stabbing pains in my feet and numbness in my leg. Naproxen, paracetamol and codeine have been prescribed so far but are very ineffective, I have a tens machine, again the pain is too widespread for it to be much good. Has anyone got any other ideas on pain relief. I am a carer for my husband who as severe heart failure so I really need to function without being spaced out on meds. Thanks for reading
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