The symptoms of early morning swelling on my face, legs and hands is indicative of Nephrotic syndrome
The presence of underlying hyperuricemia
acts as a risk factor.
Symptoms like body ache and tenderness can be attributed to electrolyte imbalance
in the body.
Also the symptoms as happened in your childhood can also be attributed to Nephrotic syndrome.
So, kindly consult a Nephrologist
& get a proper clinical examination done.
Investigations like urine microscopy, renal function test & Ultrasound
scan of abdomen will be helpful.
The mainstay of treatment is by administration of glucocorticoid, which acts as an anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressive agent for treating the condition.
Long term use may have side effects like increased susceptibility to infection, easy bruising, abnormal fat distribution in body, etc.
Symptoms aggravate if medication is stopped abruptly.
Make sure while discontinuing the medication, its dose should be tapered gradually instead of stopping it abruptly.
There is nothing to worry...after completion of treatment, you will be alright.
Wishing you a good health.
Thanks & take care.