Okay i have a lot to say but first im 18 years old and i play guitar, basketball, video games, and piano. Well i used too. My symptoms started with numbness from my elbows to my pinkies on both sides out of random or with actvity like bball or guitar. Then i got a bone spur in my left hand middle knuckle right side if you feel there you should also feel the bone but mine is pushing out. Also the tendons on my hand slide off and buldge out causing my hand to tighten and become weak and unable to play music to my full capability. My right hand middle tendon always pops if i move it and it also feels weak but not as bad as my left. With just this i suspected OA. Later on i get crunching in my hands that soon spread to my toes, ankles, elbows, neck, and knees. Then a bone spur on my chest(sternum) in middle appeared thats causing pain like my chest will collapse. Now my neck crunches more and hurts also my back (spine) pain i can feel when i press on it. It also sometimes feels like an itchy sweater with burning sensations. It usually feels better with rest but the morning stiffness is bad in my hands and other joints. Its so complicated, these symptoms. But i finally found a rheumy which was hard bc my insurance is terrible im in US btw well he tells me everything is normal. Literally. And im so shocked by it i really didn't even get a chance to make my case. All my blood test were good but im ANA postive but he said thats normal also and anyone could have it. Im trying to get an MRI so bad. But my insurance... I really think i have OA and that my docs are looking for advanved things and not listening to my early signs. The crunching is constant and the rheumy didn't even care to listen. Ive decided to take matters into my own hands with my diet and in going gluten and dairy free. I just wish i had more helo than i do bc my life is falling apart and people look at me like everything is okay.
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