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20 year old having back and muscle pain. Growing pains? Family history of Lupus. Should I be concerned?

I am a 20 year old male. Ever since I can remember, I have struggled with back and muscle pain. The doctors always wrote it off as growing pains, but it has a huge impact on my daily life. Sometimes, it s a task just to get out of bed in the mornings. My mother is a lupus patient and I worry that I may be showing signs in the same area.
Asked On : Tue, 14 Aug 2012
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hi,do you get buttock pains.
are the pains widespread all over the body or do you feel they are localised to a particular area.
do you feel stiff in any part of the body.
do you get fatigued.
how do you respond to pain killers.
do let me know about these and i will be happy to help.
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