I finally went to a neurologist to tell him about my symmetrical pain/sore/bruised/tingly feelings in my hands/fingers, arms, thighs, and feet/toes. He did some routine tests and said that there is nothing more that he can really do and that what I am describing are normal trigger points and ask my doctor is there are any medications that he can suggest. He also strongly suggested that I workout more frequently. Does everyone think that I am being proactive enough? I just still feel awful today with the pains and the chronic fatigue.
The following user gives a hug of support to FrankieD80: mom477 (05-04-2012)
I take Cymbalta and it takes a slight edge of pain off but not much. I deal with the tingly/numb feeling in my right arm/hand, feet and legs and still figuring that out and no meds for it. May be a cyst in my spine causing that. On Tramadol for pain but doesn't always work.
There is tons of meds out there. A rheumy will know . Good luck!!
Thanks for the reply. A rhuemy is my next visit. For some reason I thought going to a neurologist for this was a better fit but I guess not? I've always had an under active thyroid in the past so I wonder is that is contributing?
How often do you feel the pain/sore/bruised/tingly feelings and where?
I feel it all day every day. Used to be mainly my back, neck for the bruised feeling. Right arm and hand for the numbness/tingly feeling. Now the past few months its been my legs that are very very sore and sometimes can barely walk. And my feet are numb/tingly off and on.
I had first saw a neuro but he didnt listen to me and kept prescribing muscle relaxer which I am very sensitive to and can't take. Ive tried Lyrica, and a anti seizure med and high blood pressure med (dont remember the names). Also tried clonazapam but it made me lose a ton of weight to wear you could see my bones so I stopped that.
Last Dec I found a PCP that actually listens to me and has done more for me than the neuro did in the 2 yrs I saw him.
That's similar to what I feel. In fact today my whole body just feels bruised. The tingles and sharp pains in my feet and hands come and go however it is a daily occurrence. I'm also very fatigued and sluggish. Do you experience that as well?
My PCP thinks I over-react to everything. He thinks I'm paranoid because was also my father's doctor and my father passed away years away from prostate cancer. Anytime I go to him I can tell he just thinks I'm a hypochondriac.
It's just tough feeling this way everyday especially the fatigue. I'm only 31 years old. I can see how people get depressed when it comes to these things.
I'm sorry to hear about your dad. Prostate cancer is a nasty one. The fatigue has been extremely bad since Jan. I have always had fatigue but nothing the way it's been past 4 months. With the new severe fatigue and legs aching and sore I know it's something else. I feel myself getting worse and worse.
Time for you to find a new PCP. You are your own advocate. Find a doctor that knows Fibro exists. Alot of doctors don't think it's real when it is.