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Acute bone pain... help?

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  • Posted By: robbysee
  • July 15, 2010
  • 06:07 PM

Hi there,

Just wondering if anyone has experienced acute bone pain in random places or has any idea what it could be?

Symptoms:
I would describe the pain as deep (feels like it is in the bone), sharp/stabbing (Severity a 7-9 on a scale of 10 - where 10 is excruciating pain) and short in duration (lasts 3-10 seconds). It occurs frequently throughout my day and randomly in different places on my body (i.e. ribs, shoulder, upper and lower arms, fingers, upper and lower legs and sometimes my head).

I'm also always fatigued, sleepy and low energy, but I keep myself moving and motivated. I have been seeing a sleep specialist who diagnosed me with Narcolepsy (Polysomnograph and MSLT both suggestive of narcolepsy i.e. 4 SOREMs with mean latency of <8 minutes)

About me:
24 years old white male, fair skinned with dark blonde hair, 6''0", 195lbs, in shape and athletic (work out and jog 5-6 days of the week). University educated and work in government policy, 9:00-5:00.
Previously was a heavy weekend drinker, but have given up alcohol due to dx of narcolepsy (and I get very bad hangovers). Do not use recreational drugs.

Conditions and medications:
Heart Palpitations - no medication (all OK from Chest X-ray, ECG and Echocardiogram)
Asthma - Advair 250mcg inh od, Bricanyl Turbuhaler (0.5mg inh prn)
Narcolepsy without cataplexy (Excessive Daytime Sleepyness) - Modafinil (100-200mg po od)
Hiatal Hernia (GI) - 30mg lansoprazole po pd

Recent tests:
CBC and Chem Panel all within normal ranges.

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  • I've been having somewhat similar problems for about two years, though admittedly more symptoms. I haven't been diagnosed with narcolepsy though. They attributed my severe fatigue to what ever is wrong with me, as it is still undiagnosed.Have you had any other tests other than the CBC and Chem? It could be so many things, the best way to do it is to start getting tests to rule things out. I've been tested for fibro myalgia, all types of arthritis, lymes disease (though I've NEVER had a tick bite), among a number of things. Have you asked about MS? That's what they're looking at for me right now. Do you have any other symptoms?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 31, 2010
    • 01:55 PM
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  • Hi there, Just wondering if anyone has experienced acute bone pain in random places or has any idea what it could be? Symptoms:I would describe the pain as deep (feels like it is in the bone), sharp/stabbing (Severity a 7-9 on a scale of 10 - where 10 is excruciating pain) and short in duration (lasts 3-10 seconds). It occurs frequently throughout my day and randomly in different places on my body (i.e. ribs, shoulder, upper and lower arms, fingers, upper and lower legs and sometimes my head). I'm also always fatigued, sleepy and low energy, but I keep myself moving and motivated. I have been seeing a sleep specialist who diagnosed me with Narcolepsy (Polysomnograph and MSLT both suggestive of narcolepsy i.e. 4 SOREMs with mean latency of About me:24 years old white male, fair skinned with dark blonde hair, 6''0", 195lbs, in shape and athletic (work out and jog 5-6 days of the week). University educated and work in government policy, 9:00-5:00. Previously was a heavy weekend drinker, but have given up alcohol due to dx of narcolepsy (and I get very bad hangovers). Do not use recreational drugs. Conditions and medications:Heart Palpitations - no medication (all OK from Chest X-ray, ECG and Echocardiogram)Asthma - Advair 250mcg inh od, Bricanyl Turbuhaler (0.5mg inh prn)Narcolepsy without cataplexy (Excessive Daytime Sleepyness) - Modafinil (100-200mg po od)Hiatal Hernia (GI) - 30mg lansoprazole po pd Recent tests:CBC and Chem Panel all within normal ranges.I realize this is an old post, but this sounds alot like the problems I've been having, and I was wondering if you ever found out the cause? I would love to hear from you as I have been searching EVERYWHERE for 3 months now for someone with similar symptoms, and you are the closest I have come across so far! Thanks!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 31, 2011
    • 04:44 AM
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  • I am disappointed to see that no solutions have been found in the three years that this notice has been on the website, but with things of this sort it is not very surprising. Although, it helps immeasurably to find out that I am not alone!I have the same symptoms: very sharp, severe pain (doubling over) of only 2-5 seconds duration seeming to come from middle of bone -- front of both hips, thigh, lower arm, bottom of ribs. I, too, am experiencing fatigue and sleepiness, have been diagnosed by Sleep Disorder Clinic with sleep apnea, but have been using a sleep device for several months with no abatement of fatigue and sleepiness -- symptoms which also are reported with many other problems. I am a senior citizen with arthritis and am wondering if it might have a connection to that."Hope springs eternal...." so I shall be checking back here from time to time. Good luck to all of us!S J
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