I have been having this type of achey pain for about 3 months. Sometimes it will go away for days or even weeks and then "flair up" and cause irritating pain on and off most of the day. I have had no digestive problems and no problems with heartburn, just a dull throb just to the right of my belly button.
I was diagnosed with PA 6 months ago and had and still have multiple symptoms and neurological symptoms with my hands and feet being numb, swollen, and inflamed in the joints along with balance, memory, bruising, and swollen tongue. These have decreased a small amount but I still have some symptoms, I am finding that an injection every 3 weeks keeps me functioning. I think i could benefit from more, but don't have a prescription for that frequent a dosage as the doctor said I should be fine with monthly.
The two main things I am concerned with are the abdominal pain and inflamed joints. My wrists and ankles are so bad that I sometimes avoid activity that stress my joints. Does anyone have any input as to if abdominal pain and ongoing painful hand and foot joints can be related to pernicious anemia and how I should follow up with the doctor? How do I know if I have arthritis? Can a person have chronic appendicitis that lasts for months?
Thanks for any help