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Chronic joint pain with no diagnosis

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  • Posted By: Countrypumpkin
  • April 19, 2009
  • 06:07 PM

I hope someone here can help. My husband has been suffering from chronic joint pain for over 10 years and it is progressively getting worse. He has a constant sharp pain with no swelling or redness. It originally began in his neck and has since spread to all of his joints, except his hips. His knees are by far the most painful, and the pain has most recently started in his elbows. He also has degenerative disc disease, and has began getting migraines. I'm not sure if this is all related.
He takes Voltaren and Osteo Bi Flex daily. They used to help control the pain, but now they barely take the edge off.
He has been to two M.D's, a Rheumatologist and two Neurosurgeons but none have been able to give him a diagnosis.
If anyone has any idea what it could be, or even what type of Doctor to try next I would really appreciate the help.

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  • Has he had the FM trigger points checked to see if he's got fibromyaliga. FM not only can cause muscle and joint pain (without redness and swelling) but also commonly migraines. Cause Fibro is thought by many to be a womens illness (which it isnt!! but it is more common in women)... some doctors may not want to give this diagnoses to a guy. http://www.prohealth.com/fibromyalgia/basics.cfm?anchorid=24&#-24 If he hasnt had the FM trigger points checked, he should see a Rheumatologist who will rule this illness in or out for him
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