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    Left side joint pain

    I have had left side joint pain with percieved weakness and twitching for about a month now....
    The joint pain is in my left hip, knee, wrist, shoulder and neck....
    I'm really worried what this may be....
    Please help

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    Re: Left side joint pain

    Quote Originally Posted by BadCompany View Post
    I have had left side joint pain with percieved weakness and twitching for about a month now....
    The joint pain is in my left hip, knee, wrist, shoulder and neck....
    I'm really worried what this may be....
    It's not

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    Re: Left side joint pain

    Thanks but Not worried about Als but the other thing😔
    I also have left chest pain as well
    Last edited by BadCompany; 01-11-21 at 15:03.

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    Re: Left side joint pain

    What other thing?

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    Re: Left side joint pain

    Hey there

    I think you commented on my thread a couple of days ago. Just wanted to check in and ask how you're doing? One sided pain and sensations are difficult to ignore, and I know how scary it can be.

    Could you describe the kind of pain it is? Like, does it feel like achy joint pain, or sharp nerve pain? Does it always happen in exactly the same places on the left side? Are the twitches in different areas or do they stick to one concentrated part? How long have you had it?

    I have on and off left sided pain a lot, and according to my doctor, it can actually be from an oversensitivity to food/stress/and environment in combination. I wasn't convinced since it was all concentrated to one side, but he told me he has encountered patients who have had symptoms manifest on one side only, who didn't have any of the big scary diseases, just chronic inflammation that needed to be addressed. This was an actual qualified medical doctor who specialised in functional medicine (basically getting to the root of an illness and treating the cause instead of the symptoms). To me it sounded a bit vague, but when I started following the diet they gave me, I definitely felt improvements in my pain.

    You also might be feeling it more on one side because you're subconsciously aware of it, and your body might naturally be more "aware" on that side. In my case, when I get inflammation from certain foods, it starts in my left hand, right in the finger joints. Not too long after that, the entire left side of my body flares up with pain in the joints. The doctor explained that inflammation can really mess with your senses and for some, it can be one sided.

    Another cause could be muscular. One area might be genuinely tender, from wear and tear while the rest of the body tenses up "guards" that area on side side, causing more widespread pain.

    One thing I'm trying is keeping a food diary....well, an everything diary. I add in foods I've eaten, activities I've done, sleep, hydration, my emotional state, and general health thoughts, day by day. Along with that, I add in what symptoms I feel, when I feel them, and their intensity. I take note of when they get better/worse. It idea is to slowly build up a collection of data to see if there's a pattern. For example, I get excruciating migraines. I found out they are infinitely worse when I've eaten cheese, overslept AND was out in the sun too long. Those three things seperately wouldn't have caused too much of an issue, but together = huge migraine.

    See if you can try to keep a diary of the symptoms, along with any of your regular food/sleep/hydration/mood etc, and you might find a cause you can easily address And anxiety can most certainly trigger the stuff I talked about too. It could very well just be a product of stress!

    Obviously, I'm no doctor, and it's always a good idea to get a general check up if you're concerned. If you've been to your GP and they've run general checks to rule out larger causes, it might be worth giving the diary thing a try. At the vert least, it could give you some valuable information that you can bring to your doctor next time you see them

    Let me know how you get on!

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    Re: Left side joint pain

    Thanks for the replies very much .
    My symptoms seem to be :
    * On and off left side joint pain in shoulder , hip, knee , ankle and wrist
    * left side weakness
    * Arms going to sleep at night
    * Blurry vision that gets better as day goes on
    * Left eye pain
    * bowel problems and frequent urination
    * fatigue
    * muscle cramps in legs...mainly at night
    * weirdest one is hand cramps while eating certain foods....mainly certain tortilla chips
    Etc etc

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    Re: Left side joint pain

    Quote Originally Posted by Careful1 View Post
    What other thing?


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    Re: Left side joint pain

    The other neurological disease....
    I don't like declaring anything
    Thanks

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    Re: Left side joint pain

    You know that by not mentioning it you're only giving it greater power in your head, right? This sort of magical thinking is only going to deepen your anxiety.

    Regardless of what is or isn't wrong with you, you have an anxiety problem and it would be a lot better for you if you recovered from it.
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    Re: Left side joint pain

    I also have ringing in ears off and on....
    Anxiety just doesn't happen on one side of body.....

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