I'm not sure where else to turn. I am a 20 year old female and for 8 months I have suffered from extreme pain. I can hardly work anymore and I can barely afford all the specialists I have seen. They all have different opinions on my diagnoses, but I haven't been satisfied with any of them, since none of the treatments have worked.
In June '09 I started having localized pelvic pain on/off. Before long it was near constant. Within 2 months the pain spread to my left leg and then within 3 days it had spread all the way to my toes. (All on the left side.) I went to the hospital and was told I had sciatica. I saw a chiropractor for months and only got worse. I had a CT/MRI scan of my lower back, transvaginal ultrasound, and back X-rays - all were normal.
I stopped seeing the chiropractor and started going to pain management. They told me I had bursitis of the hip. Since the hip wasn't a particularly sensitive area for me, I was skeptical, but tried a cortisone shot anyway. I spent 3 days in excruciating pain and then had 3 days of relief. The funny thing is that the pelvic pain never went away - just the leg pain, and only for 3 days.
My orthopedic doctor thinks I have hip bursitis + sciatic neurosis complications.
However, last night I started having pulsating pain in my inner thigh that felt like someone was trying to saw my leg in two. I called my doctor this morning and was told this isn't an orthopedic problem because of the pulsating pain. I'm not sure what else it could be, and if I don't get help soon I'll have to get on disability.
Has anyone else had a similar problem? I've been taking Vicodin for 6 months now and it hardly works anymore. I just started oral cortisone and thought that might be what was causing the unbearable pain, but the doctor said that couldn't be it.
I have never had pulsations like this before. Is it a new symptom, or could it be healing pains? Please help.