Could This Be a Spinal Virus Mimicking Rheumatoid Arthritis?
Two weeks after having my fourth child I started having back and chest pain. This was a repeat c section and they did a spinal block. It then radiated down my arms. Then to my legs and head. I have major joint pain and muscle pain / weakness. I have been to my doctor for blood tests and every other test imaginable it seems. The only oddity was an elevated sed rate of 30. The pain is consistant in back but alternates from upper to lower body.
Also I have an achy flulike feeling all the time. I am 36, 5' 4" 145 pounds. In the past I have had 3 heart ablations. I am currently going to a rheumatologist which has put me on predinsone and loritabs awaiting the 3 months to know whether it is rhematoid arthritis. The pain has been going on for 8 weeks now. This never presented with any of my other 3 children. I am not a smoker or drinker. Could I have a spinal virus that mimics RA? Please help, thank you.