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Can't seem to get a diagnosis

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • November 22, 2006
  • 02:50 AM

Here's to hoping someone out there can figure out my puzzle ...

My medical problems seem to have started when I was 20 (I am currently 25). From what I can remember, it seems to have all started when I first injured myself - since then my body has never been the same. My first injury was to my left Iliotibial Band which took approximately 1 full year to heal properly. Not long after, during the rehabilitation process, I also injured my right Iliotibial Band; again this took approximately 1 year to fully heal. I have also injured my left shoulder and my right shoulder (I was born with multidirectional instability in both shoulders). These injuries seem to spring up overnight and for no apparent reason. My muscles hurt all the time (not just the ones I've injured) and I do everything possible to keep them in shape. I stretch everyday, I go to the gym (4+days a week), I drink lots of water, I eat healthy and I don't don't smoke or do drugs. I have been through physio, had blood tests to check all the normal stuff like liver enzymes, had my sleeping patters examined, had MRI's, etc. No matter what test I have they all seem to come back negative. Any help or suggestions are greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.


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  • If you have like pain all over the place.. you could have something like fibromyalgia. Thou I dont know why you'd be getting so many injuries It makes me wonder if you are working out at the gym properly, if you are doing gym work correctly if not.. You possibly could be injuring yourself there.
    taniaaust1 2,267 Replies
    • November 22, 2006
    • 06:15 AM
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  • Thanks for your quick reply. It has been suggested to me that I may have fribromyalgia but I really don't seem to meet the essential criteria of 11 pressure points. As for the gym workouts, I focus strictly on form form form and am always very careful not to use too much weight. I have tried giving up the gym but for some reason my condition does not seem to get better but almost seems to get worse when I don't do any physical exercise. I forgot to mention in my first post one of my symptoms. I also have skin hypersensitivity all over my body. This is to the point where the sensation of clothing against my body (or even a loved one rubbing my skin) is not a good sensation, it is borderline painful.Thanks for any suggestions.Brian
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • November 22, 2006
    • 01:03 PM
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  • I have been doing a ton of research on different diseases/syndromes and there are a few that come to mind. One is called central pain syndrome it can cause so much pain in your body and all the skin pain also, It is great that you can exercise almost any disease or syndrome you could have is helped by exercise and it also helps to curb depression from the pain. The other one that comes to mind is complex regional pain syndrome. I just put symptoms into a search engine like google ect... and see what pops up. I have seen at least 150 doctors, and they all have different opinions about every disease and they are also taught that "common things are common" so they look for all common things first. My advice would be to do lots of research and keep looking for a doctor that really listens to you and your symptoms and will really take the time to research and find what is causing your pain. Keep exercising as it will keep your muscles functional for longer no matter what you have. I hope this helps some I wish I had more info to give you. All I can say is just stick with it you know your body better than anyone.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • November 22, 2006
    • 03:24 PM
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