Ok, not hilarious but hey in my life I take the cake on odd diagnosis. For example, I have thorasic outlet syndrome. If you have no clue what that is, basically my collar bones presses on my nerves and makes my arm (or for real fun, arms) numb, but useable. Mostly. It can be painful. The solutions are stretching and surgery. I opted for stretching.
But anyhow. I have been having joint pain for a while. I know its freezing here, but this is worse than most years. I went and saw my general doctor, Dr. F for some help. If I haven't explained Dr F, let me now. Dr. F is a nice woman doctor. I found her by accident and referral from my ENT. She practices solo in an office with OB/GYNs and Midwifes. She is good at what she does but to the point. Not that she doesn't care, she's blunt. However she doesn;t yell and I appreciate that.
So, I went to see Dr. F for the joint pain that hurts. A lot. She ran a large group of tests and took a bunch of blood. Her first advice was a painkiller and stretching. So we did that for a month, with the first round of tests producing NOTHING. This is nothing new to me. My knee has hurt since I was 6 and the best diagnosis is some form of arthritis, but nothing official.
So I went back, explained I was still in pain and the meds made me really sleepy. She ran another bunch of tests and gave me a new drug to try. And would you believe what came back? I have a B and D vitamin deficiency. How did that happen? I have no clue
So now, I get to take extra vitamins every day and a new painkiller. Which seems to be helping some for the pain. Its not perfect but I'll take it for now.