I am posting cause i am hoping someone has similar symptoms and can help me. To start I am a 45 yo female who is active doing taekwondo, yoga, and zumba. I was working full time and in grad school full time when in June I awoke and had excruciating right hip pain. The pain was in my lateral thigh, with tenderness making laying on my side intolerable. I would get occasional groin shocks, and the nails in my heal feeling. My back never hurt, and as a nurse myself I am struggling with the idea that someone can wake up and have the pain the totally changes their life and there is no reason. I have tried PT but had to stop due to increased pain with load-bearing exercises.I do a lot of core exercises at home, my pain starts an hour after activity on most days. If I am really active for a few days in a row, I am in bed for a week. I did do a Medrol pack which changed my pain to tolerable, and I also had an epidural steroid injection in the lumbar region, day two I had complete relief that disappeared 13 days later. I am unable to work, and the Lyrica and the gabapentin prior to this kill my short-term memory and increase my confusion.
Xray of pelvis - negative for necrosis, dysplasia, arthritis.
Ct of spine - negative except for mile arthritic changes to lumbar spine
MRI of spine - mild L4 disc bulge which was present almost 2 years ago.
Bone scan - negative
CRP - started at 6.1 now is 13.5
CBC - normal
ESR - normal at 15
A1c - 5
TSH - 5 but my T3 and T4 are normal
I am currently waiting for my skin biopsy results and results for and HLA B27
Tumeric 1000mg daily
Evening primrose 1300mg daily
Vitamin D 5000units daily
Lyrica (new) 100mg BID
B complex 1 tab everyother day
Still no back pain
I have extreme fatigue, dry eyes (evening primrose and otc eye drops helps)
I am always thirsty, over the past two years, my food intolerances have increased following a pretty bad case of gastritis. I eat most foods on a Mediterranean diet. I do not eat red meats since it just sits in my stomach.
Sitting and standing for long periods of time exacerbates the burning pain in my buttocks and right hip and thigh, as well as the heel pain.
Important to note that after my epidural injection my symptoms are now bilateral, but still mostly on the right.
I do have auto immune issues in my family such as sjogrens, RA, OA. I myself have no real medical history and prior to this I only took vitamins. Even though I have lost only 30 pounds, I went from a size 16 to a 10. I am just looking to see if anyone has any Ideas or may be experiencing the same symptoms.
Thanks in advance and Happy Holidays.