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Old 10-07-2011, 01:25 PM   #1
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Unhappy Nerve Pain All Over Body... Please Help

Hello, almost 3 weeks ago I started getting what I believe to be nerve pain. It all started with joint discomfort in my wrist and ankle. As time went on, I began feeling nerve pinching sensations all over my body (mostly joint aches but really all over.)

Some of it feels like pain in my bones as well. Much of it feels like random stabbing feelings. A few times I've had pins and needle sensations in my toes and fingers..however, it usually feels like deeper aching pain. I've also been getting quite a bit of weird muscle spasms at random times (all over as well). Things seem to get worse at night. All of this started happening shortly after I recovered from a sinus infection.

I've been to the doctor (where I received basic blood testing) and a neurologist (where I had a basic physical examination). Both believed I was fine but depressed. However, I know that the pain is real and I don't believe it to be brought on by any anxiety.

During the first week this started, I was on amoxicillin for a sinus infection. I also began taking doxepin shortly thereafter (While I ceased taking the amoxicillin I am currently still taking the doxepin). I am currently experiencing no bad symptoms except for this horrible body pain.

Since I can remember, I've had a nerve pinching feeling in my outer thighs if I stood too long in one spot (when I used to work in retail). However, I haven't really felt much nerve pain there recently (maybe a little). Despite having that, i've never had anything like i'm experiencing now. Also, when I was 8 years old, I suffered from an arteriovenous malformation in my head (not sure if that matters).

I just want to find some answers so I can live my life, being as healthy as possible. I'm a 26 year old male and am in good shape (besides the nerve pain).

Thanks so much.

 
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Old 12-11-2011, 01:49 PM   #2
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Re: Nerve Pain All Over Body...Please Help

Hi. Don't know if this will help. I have had similar symptoms for a few years. I have had numerous investigations, operations, mis-diagnosis, false dawns....

Right now I have a split diagnosis. Although I don't suffer headaches, the nerve pain around my body, sides, face etc (now has evolved into periods of numbness) has been tagged as Migraine.

The horrible nerve pain in the outside of my legs has been diagnosed as Maralgia Parasthetica (compression of the nerve that supplies the outside of leg by the inguinal ligament in the groin). I have recently undergone nerve decompression surgery for the MP but it has not worked. I was warned success rate for operation was low. I have the condition bi-laterally (both legs). Waiting to see neuro surgeon early next year. This condition doesn't usually require surgery to correct it.

I take a drug called Lyrica (pregabalin) - which takes the edge off the pain. If I take enough to kill the pain it impairs my ability to perform my job. It is quite a difficult drug to stop with withdrawl / side effects, so if you happen to get prescribed it at any point try to keep the dose as low as you can.

I have had a million blood tests, MRI of head, spine, lower back, hips combined with a huge helping of "you can't possibly have nerve pain EVERYWHERE". I have even had knee operations to release knee caps (cut through tendons on outside of knees) because specialist thought this was cause of pain in outside of legs.

None of this may be relevant to your condition, but it gives you some other areas to explore with your medical professional. I can only describe the pain as having really bad tooth ache in various parts of your body.

Good Luck.

 
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Old 09-08-2013, 02:09 PM   #3
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Re: Nerve Pain All Over Body...Please Help

1878 did you get to the bottom of your troubles

 
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Old 09-25-2013, 04:57 PM   #4
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Hi there,
I have been having sharp shooting pains that feel like electricity is going through my body and it hurts. At 1st i thought it was caused from my neck and back issues but the pains shoot through my big toes,bottom of my feet,my head,elbows,arms etc and the inner part of my leg near my knee hurts all the time. Feelings that I have never felt in my life up until a year or so ago and the pains have gotten worse.

Went to see a Ruemy Dr last week and was diagnosed with Nueropothy and Fibermyalgia along with all my other issues. The Dr prescribed me Cymbalta and gave me 2mo worth of samples but im hesitant to take them. I hate these pains im having. Have u had pains like these?

 
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Old 10-12-2013, 02:50 PM   #5
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Hi there,
I have been having sharp shooting pains that feel like electricity is going through my body and it hurts. At 1st i thought it was caused from my neck and back issues but the pains shoot through my big toes,bottom of my feet,my head,elbows,arms etc and the inner part of my leg near my knee hurts all the time. Feelings that I have never felt in my life up until a year or so ago and the pains have gotten worse.

Went to see a Ruemy Dr last week and was diagnosed with Nueropothy and Fibermyalgia along with all my other issues. The Dr prescribed me Cymbalta and gave me 2mo worth of samples but im hesitant to take them. I hate these pains im having. Have u had pains like these?
This is a joke. That doctor diagnosed you with fibromyalgia which is the equivalent of giving you no diagnosis. Then he gives you painkillers and anti depressants. The pain killers will blunt the pain maybe and produce its own harmful side effects over time. The anti depressants will alter chemicals in your brain which are also most likely harmful over time.

Theres ways to cure "fibro" and magnesium malate is supposed to help too

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Old 10-15-2013, 06:17 AM   #6
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Hello,
Well the Dr prescribed me Cymbalta which my insurance would not pay for until they try a different cheaper med. So now he Dr has prescribed me Effexor 75mg which I have not picked up yet from my pharmacy, I don't know much about these types of meds so always leary of taking them especially now that I am a heart stint patient.

 
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Old 10-15-2013, 09:21 AM   #7
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Re: Nerve Pain All Over Body... Please Help

Hi Wookienerves. Since this has had a sudden onset have you looked at your environment for answers. Anything that you are doing different on your job. Have you installed new carpet in your house or had any recent renovations? Alot of people forget to look at these changes as significant. My neuropathy was caused by my job so I just wanted to get you thinking about that. Doctors think that their patients expect answers so when they can't find one they label you disease process as depression or other things that somewhat explain the symptoms. My advice would be to sit down and make a list of anything that is different over the past couple of months. If you get too much B6 you can have those symptoms. Have they checked your B12? If the only difference is the antibiotic then you should get better after you quit taking it. I hope that this helps. Allie

 
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