Question: I'm an IT consultant and I had quit smoking in Feb 2013. After few months I had the following symptoms:
Severe Joint pain
Hive like itchy rashes
Extreme fatigue and weakness
de Quervain's tenosynovitis
 Based on the symptoms and test (Finkelstein's test) mentioned here WWW.WWWW.WW
I consulted a GP in March and he gave me some pain killers (pills & ointment) and asked to wear a wrist brace for the tenosynovitis. He also asked for a CRP test and the CRP level was found elevated.
After the symptoms got worse and started affecting my work, I consulted an immunologist and got my blood test
done on 15th Nov 2013 (reports attached). The doctor concluded the following:
Slightly elevated Cholesterol
I was recommend Uprise D3 60k once weekly for 12 weeks for joint pain and Combination of Fexofenadine
After 2 weeks of above medication, I observed the following:
Knee/shoulder joint pain got a bit better
No/Little rashes (Hives) when on Fexofenadine or Levocetirizine.
No/Little Fatigue & Weakness
However, one thing that did not improve at all is the de Quervain's tenosynovitis. Initially I had the pain in my right wrist but now I got the pain (and wear braces) on both wrists. The pain is very severe and prevents me from working on computer, lifting weights, holding things etc.. My job demands me to be on laptop for 12-14 hours a day and this condition is affecting my performance & productivity. Also, I recently got a pain in my elbow which won't go away even after taking pain killers (Ultracet, brufen, hifenac). I've observed that as if my bone,tendons have become more fragile and the injuries are taking a while to recover (or not recovering). I'm exercising daily (1 hour aerobics/yoga) but these conditions get worse during/after exercise.
I'm aware that for tendinitis the following are suggested:
Corticosteroid injections (Oral ?)
But I believe, that's like suppressing the symptoms than fixing the root cause.
I got a steroid profile test done on 27 Nov 2013 (Reports attached) to check the cortisol/dhea levels.
I want your help figuring out the root cause and how we can fix it. I've attached all the reports for your reference.
Few quick questions :
Looking at the report,could it be related to Osteoporosis
as Vitamin-D deficiency is involved ?
Does DHEA & Cortisol levels look ok ?. Does that say anything about the condition ?
Would a BMD (DEXA) scan results help ?
In the report dated 27 Nov 2013, the Vitamin - D (D3+D2) levels look like back to normal. Is it possible within two weeks of 60k IU Vit-D supplementation ?
What can I do for the for the tenosynovitis? It's really affecting my work.
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