I don't have insurance, but I've saved some money up to pay out of pocket (USA). I need recommendations on who I should take this to. I don't have much money to see a GP>Specialist>Testing, ect. I need to be very calculated, so I don't waste my time.
I've always been prone to these physical pains. I call it "The Dots" because it feels like I am covered with a polka-dot pattern of pain. The pains can be in my joints, my muscles, and they throb. It will come and go in a day, but has never lasted more than a few hrs at a time. I've had it for years. I just chalked it up to anxiety and depression making a physical appearance; maybe nerve damage from OD attempts. They happen whenever, but seem to get better when I am actively lifting and training in Kung Fu.
Starting end of June, I noticed my left hip hurt. It was different than "The Dots" because it was hot and only when I moved too quick. Then my left knee started aching. My ankle was swollen after, but no pain. My foot and my forearms ached at night with the throbbing pain. Yesterday, I experienced the worst attack of pain. It put me to tears and I had to ride it out. My whole body throbbed and ached. I woke up today much better, but weary of a pain flare up again.
Hidden is a full explanation of the June/July pains, with dates and pain levels:
If you could diagnose me, where would you start? Who should I see about this pain?
I am also taking any recommendations on dealing with the pain; I will be desperate if this happens again ( am really worried it will).