Hi, So for years Ive had these bumps on my knuckles that started out with only a couple and ive noticed this past year they have spread greatly and are also now on my elbows and shin on my leg. Ive searched diligently to figure out what they were, and ive discover that "I believe" they are Gottrons Papules. Not only do they look exactly like the images I have seen, but after reading about the symptoms a lot more about my body and the way I feel makes more sense. Although I went to my physician who right away didnt even know what it was, left and looked it up, and then came back lifted my arms and pulled them down and said I had to much upper body strength to have it. I was completely irritated that was it, because it makes sence to me to have it. Not only do I have the skin signs but also I feel week most of the time. I can do something simple cleaning the kitchen or whatever and always stop afterwards for awhile then go back to something else. My joints consistently get stiff and sometimes i cant sleep or I wake up in the middle of the night because my whole body feels like it needs to be stretched out. But the one thing I havent been able to read about is if any one who just cracks all the time lol Everyday multiple times specifically in my hips, they pop or crack, but also in my wrist, knees and ankles. Now I would like whoever has a response to this to know also that I am only 23, so to me all of these signs unless I have DM then more than likely I should be healthy and not in this much pain. Also, If this sounds like gottorns papules, what is my next step? I will admit Im not really sure how I go about even finding a doctor, I am a housewife married to a man in the Army and the only doc I know to go to is the one they appointed to me, and hes the one who had to look it up! any responses would be appreciated, much thanx!
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