My mother was given a dx of Fibromyalgia in the early 90s. She just turned 49 today and for the past year she has been suffering from progressivly worstening pain in BOTH of her FEET. Pain so bad that she can't walk and on more than one occassion she has voiced to me that she would rather die than to live with this pain. She has been to the Neurologist, hemotologist and she has an appt on Monday with a Rhumetologist. The medications that she is taking do not make her pain any better. My mom is my life and it hurts me to see her in pain day in and day out. She can't sleep, she can't eat and she even dreads getting up to go to the bathroom. Below is a list of her diagnosis:
Fibromyagia: 450mg Neurotin (I gave her some Skelaxin that I had and she actually said that it helps the pain some)
Diverticulitis: She had surgery about 3 yrs ago & is not on any meds, but she still had pain from the incision which runs from her chest to her pelvis. She also has occassional "flare ups" from this
High Blood Pressure: She was able to control this with diet changes.
The idea of her having Lupus has been tossed around, but testing still has not been done. She has no health insurance because she can't work full time with her pain & thus is not eligible for coverage. I am willing to work 19 jobs to pay a doctor to fix my mom...but I need to know that someone can help.
Does anyone here have any idea of what may be wrong?