Please please help me. I'm 42 and i've very painful heels and ankles. The are painful even when I'm resting and sometimes at night too. I struggle when I wake up in the mornings and whenever I've been sitting throughout the day. It's got worse over the last year and half but 6 months ago I was nagged by pains and aches in my wrists,thumb so decided to go to doctors. Strangely the pain is mirrored by both sides of my body so both ankles, both wrists etc. I've seen 6 doctors as we only have locum doctors each one says something different. So to sum up so far OA as been mentioned and RA a doc in early sept was great apologised for how I'd been fobbed off in previous appointments and asked me to try some more anti flammitory pain relief but she'd refer me if I couldn't cope. She confirmed arthritis in my knees (which actually had 't given me any problems until a few weeks earlier) I went back to the doctors yesterday and explained why I was back to yet another doctor. He refused to refer me but did agree I had arthritis in my knees. He said I couldn't have arthritis had there was no swelling in my feet or hands. Ordered blood tests and that was it but I refused to leave and asked why was it I couldn't walk my children to school why was I in pain even when resting why did it feel like my arches had collapsed. I said I could put up with the joints but I needed answers and support for what was happening to my feet. Even holding my phone typing this post my thumb is painful. The doc then looked at all my previous blood tests they show no swelling. He said he thinks I have flibromygia but I've since read the symptoms and my gut feeling is its not right, I don't have a lot of what's listed. I'm really worried as everything I read suggests I'm a women in her early 40's early treatment is key to later success. I just cried when I got home as I feel no one is listening and with 4 kids I just want to know what I'm dealing with. I can't have injured my feet as why would both be in pain. The pain is the ankle,heel and on the outside and inside up to the middle of the feet. Hurt more when I walk but I still do. I swim as that is the only exercise that doesn't hurt too much y diet is spot on and I'm allergic to sugar so really don't eat any crap. I took myself off pain killers and now take 90% EPA omiga 3 1000mg daily and turmeric 1to 2grammes a day depending on pain and the relief is just as good as the painkillers but don't help with my feet. Any advice would be very welcome
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