Hi, 18 year old girl here from England and I have some queries. I have been referred to a CFS clinic due to a potential diagnosis of the illness.
I have been having severe joint pain and muscle pain in the morning to mid afternoon in many joints- the main ones being both my feet, knees, elbows and hands. In the morning all my joints are so stiff that it is painful to get out of bed, especially in my feet- the heel area is very painful and difficult to move. However, it isn't just the morning, as the hand, wrist and finger stiffness has been making it very difficult for me to write at school- so now i have to use a laptop because the pain of clasping a pen is unbearable.
I have had several blood tests, all which the doctors have said were satisfactory, WBC were normal, Lupus negative, no signs of inflammation, RA was negative, ANA positive- the only thing was these blood tests were a year ago and this pain has only become more painful in the past 5 months.
Could this be linked to CFS or something else? Thank you