Hi everyone, need some help please.... New to all this, awaiting first rheumy appt, not yet diagnosed with anything. Spent 4 days with inflamed hands, arms and shoulders, then spent 8 days with inflamed knees, feet, cramps in calves, thighs and terrible weakness. Taking ibuprofen. Then next day legs felt stronger and less painful. In an attempt to "get back to normal" following gp saying I had a viral inflammation and making me feel silly about making a fuss, I did some things. I decided I didn't need to be on any tablets now the pain wasnt so bad, so stopped ibuprofen, later I got shoulder and neck pain, I tried to hoover but only managed hall and stairs before exhausted, I tried to drive only about 2 miles to nearest shops and it was painful on my legs, and I had two wine spritzers in the evening.
The next day couldn't walk on left leg, so incredibly painful again and had to go through all the cramping and weakness again for the last 4 days. Today my leg feels a bit stronger and I don't want to go backwards again.
What do you think I did wrong? Was it driving too early, especially with the clutch pedal? or did I do too much? it was hardly anything . I am now on ibuprofen and paracetamol. I feel in limbo land without any medical support esp over such a long weekend.