I’m a 41 year old male and about 4 months ago, over a weekend, both of my shoulders started hurting. I couldn’t wash my hair, lift a cup of coffee or drive very easily. I went to my GP and he sent me to a rheumatologist. I did a bunch of blood work and she looked at my joints but in the meantime she thought I had viral arthritis. I didn’t really show any outward signs of inflamation and I was still pretty mobile (no stiffness, no redness or swelling) She told me to just take advil and come back in a month. I’ve gone back and forth about 4 times now and had a lot of bloodwork but I don’t know what is going on. She says she doesn’t think I have RA or lupus (or lyme, sjorgens and a few other things she tested me for) My multiple bloodwork labs said I had ANA titer anywhere from 1:80 to 1:320 speckled and an elevated SER. I do have hypothyroidism and have been taking synthroid for about 10 years and on two of the three tests my TSH levels were high. Everything else seemed ok. I am definitely getting worse and worse… it used to be just my shoulders but now it’s my knees and hips and elbows too. Luckily my hands and feet still seem to be ok. Also, all of my joints pop and crackle now. I can’t go 5 minutes without something cracking a little. Does anyone know what this might be? I see a different rheumatologist this week to get a second opinion but I’ve been in pain for 4 months now and am hitting depression levels of pain. Thank you.