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Lower back pain that aggravated to whole body stiffness - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Practicing since : 2004
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User :   sorry if this seems a bit long but i will tell you whats been happening to me over the last 2 and a half weeks, started with really bad lower back pain and into one leg and both my wrists went really stiff, i couldnt even move my leg an inch without being in complete agony.Now the pain has gone up under my ribs also and across the front of my chest and up the back of my neck i cant even cough or sneeze without being in complete agony what do you think is wrong
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User :   age-37
User :   gender-female
User :   occupation-stay at home mum
User :   marital status-married
Doctor :   ok any similar complaints in the past
User :   yes a few years ago my lower back used to get really sore for a few days but i didnt get any of the other symptoms
Doctor :   Do you have early morning stiffness in wrist or fingers

User :   no only when this first happened and it was only for one night
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Have you seen a doctor/Taken any medication?
User :   ive been living on pain killers(nurofen)since it started but when they wear off the symptoms just come back again,when i wake up in the morning i cant move at all, havent seen a doctor yet though just wanted your opinion first
Doctor :   Does it run in your family
User :   not that i know of
Doctor :   Your symptoms typically suggest me of rheumatic disorder
User :   is that something like arthritis and is there anything i can do about it i dont want to live on pain killers all the time
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   it is something like arthritis
Doctor :   You have to see your doctor to get some physicals abnd investigatinos to confirm it
Doctor :   The early morning stiffness for one hour and easiness after the resumption of activities suggest it
User :   ok thank you very much, ill make an appointment with my doctor
Doctor :   Have you filled the feedback form which I have sent?
User :   yes, thanks again
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   bye
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