Since 2006 I have had severe joint pain. It is constant. I am seeing a rheumatologist finally after being shuffled around by doctors who never really wanted to look that much into it they said because of my age. I am 31 . As I said this has been going on since 2006 . My sed rate has been higher than the norm and some other indicators have been a lot higher than the normal person. But again because of my age the doctors have I felt just over looked it because they literally would throw my age back up at me, and I get that I really do because I've worked in nursing for the past 12 years. I have degenerative disc disease of my spine, spinabifida occulta, peripheral neuropathy, osteoarthiritis of my spine, the list is more. Ijust want to know what's wrong because the pain I'll explain it is all over my body in my joints, stabbing, aching, just painful constant. I have swelling in my hands wrists, knees and ankles that gets very bad I've already been to the ER twice for the swelling in my knee's feet and ankles. But its like sometimes they will all swell all at once and last for a few days or even a week and the swelling will slowly start to go away. But what I can't understand is why like my hands and wrists will swell only and last for a few days then slowly start to go away , then my knees will swell and last for about a week then it goes away, then my feet and ankles will swell then it will also slowly go away . What I'm trying to say is a lot of times it doesn't happen in all joints all at once and the swelling isn't constant but the pain is constant! If anyone can help me with any input I would really appreciate it a lot. Cause I have been this way for sooo long it just gets worse every year it seems, or I guess just the older I get. I hope that the someone out there can provide me with some input or opinions about this. I know its a lot to go over but I really don't know who else to ask. Thank you if you do read this.