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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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How can pain in the muscles and joints be treated?

what is lupas?? I am having wide spread pain, mustly in muscles and joints, my left foot is numb, every muscle in my body hurts, mornings are very difficult, trouble walking ( this get better during theday, but never really goesaway..There are so many things that seem to have similar or same . I am using a cane because I need the stability, now I have a walker, my legs do strange things, hurt a lot, starts in my legs and eventully up to my whole body, I have very low iron, taking 1000 a day with oj. I am taking trazadone, for sleep problems, it helps
Mon, 2 Jul 2018
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Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

We will try to help you in best way possible. First of all it's sad to know what you had been going through lately. Based on the history you have shared, you need to have a detailed autoimmune work up and a rheumatologist review. The possibilities of autoimmune musculoskeletal system disorders are quite high given the history and should be worked up. Meanwhile analgesics like acetaminophen or Ibuprofen can be used. If pain is more severe more potent analgesics like tramadol or gabapentin may also be needed. X-rays of affected joints may also be needed.

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