Discussions By Condition: I cannot get a diagnosis.

Diffuse muscle pain

Posted In: I cannot get a diagnosis. 1 Replies
  • Posted By: Trixie1954
  • February 7, 2011
  • 06:41 PM

I have been having increasingly severe muscle pain over the last year or two. It started in my legs but has spread to back, arms and even chest. I get muscle cramps, almost like "charlie horses" in my abdomen, legs, arms and chest. I have a long history of arthritis and had a left total hip and two back surgeries. My heart function is good. I have a large knot protruding to the side of my right knee and my right hip, my good hip, has become so painful over the last month that I can barely walk and cannot sleep on my right side. I am on duragesic and vicodin, which does not totally kill the pain or help me sleep through the night. I'm sick of drugs, scared that I can no longer walk (I have used a cane for over 20 years) and want a diagnosis not just treatment of my symptoms. I also have diabetes. I've seen an endocrinologist, an internist, a cardiologist and a gastrointestinal doc. Somebody please help me. The quality of my life has been going downhill rapidly!:(

Reply Flag this Discussion

1 Replies:

  • Have you been checked for gout? See ---> http://www.wrongdiagnosis.com/g/gout/symptoms.htm
    gr8tful 175 Replies
    • February 9, 2011
    • 09:09 AM
    • 0
    Flag this Response
Thanks! A moderator will review your post and it will be live within the next 24 hours.

Signs of a Psoriasis Flare

Know the five types of psoriasis and how to spot flares.

How Diabetes Medications Affect Your Appetite

Newer diabetes treatments can suppress appetite and aid weight loss.

What to Do For Dry Mouth

Try these tips to get your salivary glands back into action.

The Painkiller – Constipation Connection

Constipation is a common side effect of opioid and narcotic pain medicines.

9 Signs of Sensitive Skin

Is it sensitive skin or something else?