MY SYMPTOMS STARTED IN BOTH MY WRISTS GETTING SWOLLEN, THEN FINGERS, DOWN TO BOTH ANKLES AND NOW MY RIGHT KNEE HURTS AND IS SWOLLEN. THE PAIN IS UNBEARABLE AND I STARTED DRINKING HARD LIQUOR JUST TO RELIEVE THE PAIN. I WAS TAKING 800 MG IBUPROFIN 3-4 TIMES A DAY BUT DOESNT HELP. I HAVEN'T SEEN A DR. FOR THIS CUZ I HAVE NO INSURANCE AND DO NOT QUALIFY FOR MediCal. I DID USE THE COMPUTER DAILY BUT SINCE THESE SYMPTOMS STARTED ABOUT A MONTH AGO, I HAVE TO ASK MY 10 YR OLD TO HELP ME WITH THE TYPING. I'VE ALSO BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH SEVERE
DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY 3 YEARS AGO, BUT HAVEN'T
SEEN A PSYCIATRIST SINCE I LOST MY JOB WITH
BENEFITS. AND THE DEPRESSION AND PANICS ATTACKS
ARE FREQUENT AGAIN. I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO.
CAN YOU HELP ME PLEASE? ANY ADVICE YOU CAN GIVE
WILL BE GREATLY APPRECIATED.
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replied January 29th, 2019
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and I understand your concern.
Take prednisone 10mg daily for ten days and look for the response. If the symptoms were relieving then consult rheumatologist.
I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
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Khan
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