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All they do is give me TYLENOL

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  • Posted By: dragenslight
  • January 25, 2008
  • 09:13 PM

Hello.
I have been to several doctors over the past 6 years for severe pain in my leg, and all they have done is give me Tylenol or Aleve. I don't want just pain meds, I would like to know what is wrong, and the doctors can't seem to find a cause.
I didn't have any known accidents, and x-rays show that there is no back problems such as herniated disks or whatnot. They have done glucose tests which came back normal. The pain also does not act like sciatica. Hence, all they can think to do is give me pain meds.
The pain is excrutiating. It feels like a burning hot ball of lava lodged in my outer right thigh. it doesn't radiate out or down. It just STAYS there. It interferes with my life in that it hurts when I am standing, sitting, laying even. I don't know what to do now, because the docs just tell me "it doesn't exist. There is nothing wrong with you."
If anyone can give me some advice that would be great.
Thank you.
Josie

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  • Have you been seen by a neurologist?Maybe you have some sort of nerve entrapment going on? Ps becareful about the Tylenol (it can be bad for liver with longterm use for chronic pain) and alleve (an NSAID) is ******n the GI (stomach problems like ulcers and gastritis can be a side effect) Hello.I have been to several doctors over the past 6 years for severe pain in my leg, and all they have done is give me Tylenol or Aleve. I don't want just pain meds, I would like to know what is wrong, and the doctors can't seem to find a cause.I didn't have any known accidents, and x-rays show that there is no back problems such as herniated disks or whatnot. They have done glucose tests which came back normal. The pain also does not act like sciatica. Hence, all they can think to do is give me pain meds.The pain is excrutiating. It feels like a burning hot ball of lava lodged in my outer right thigh. it doesn't radiate out or down. It just STAYS there. It interferes with my life in that it hurts when I am standing, sitting, laying even. I don't know what to do now, because the docs just tell me "it doesn't exist. There is nothing wrong with you."If anyone can give me some advice that would be great. Thank you.Josie
    TaylorDeelwithit 382 Replies
    • January 26, 2008
    • 02:53 PM
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  • What other symptoms might you have going on.... just leg pain.... or do you have anything else going on even if you don't feel they could be related such symptoms could be a part of something else. At the onset of the pain or whenever before the pain started have you ever injured the leg? You ever been in a car accident? We need more info to help you... If they tested you for diabetes, why? Any diabete symptoms? Your answers to this post can help us help you.... Hello.I have been to several doctors over the past 6 years for severe pain in my leg, and all they have done is give me Tylenol or Aleve. I don't want just pain meds, I would like to know what is wrong, and the doctors can't seem to find a cause.I didn't have any known accidents, and x-rays show that there is no back problems such as herniated disks or whatnot. They have done glucose tests which came back normal. The pain also does not act like sciatica. Hence, all they can think to do is give me pain meds.The pain is excrutiating. It feels like a burning hot ball of lava lodged in my outer right thigh. it doesn't radiate out or down. It just STAYS there. It interferes with my life in that it hurts when I am standing, sitting, laying even. I don't know what to do now, because the docs just tell me "it doesn't exist. There is nothing wrong with you."If anyone can give me some advice that would be great. Thank you.Josie
    TaylorDeelwithit 382 Replies
    • January 26, 2008
    • 03:34 PM
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