My husband is 28 years old, he is very marginally overweight, 5'7, pretty small framed, small hands and has suffered from chronic pain his entire life, in fact he's never had a pain free day!
Here are the symptoms
2 types of scoliosis, kyphosis, lordosis
Hyper-flexible joints (though he is not really flexible the muscles are stiff) except in his hands and feet, hands are very stiff-hands don't bend back but his grip is freakishly strong like monstrously strong)
Has at any given time multiple-herniated disks
Joints will not stay in place, lots of grinding, popping, clicking, when he cracks his neck everyone hears it (it sounds like its actually breaking, even scarier that his head turns really far around)
Some straitening occurring in his neck
Severe pain in every joint but there is no swelling, redness, or deformity (in fact he rarely appears inflamed even when expected)
Severe back and neck pain (though he can generally take extreme pressure applied to his back and not feel it, he's been tattooed and thought it tickled I guess b/c he's usually hurting so much)
Low appetite, though he seems to crave sugar and salt a lot
Low sex drive, though he doesn't have performance issues whatsoever or reproductive problems or anything wrong down there its all good and when he has a less intense pain day it jumps up so I think its totally pain related the low-drive
Extremely good eyesight and hearing, very bad taste and smell
No medicine works, even like Vicodin and he also can not be put under, he just wakes up not matter how much they give him and the numbing stuff at the dentist does not reduce pain either
He has a lot of cavities
I think he's rather pale for someone who is 1/2 Lebanese
When he was a kid he was covered in spots
He gets extremely high fevers has since childhood, I am talking 105 or something but they are short-lived
He doesn't get really a feeling of endorphins
Pain gets worse with exercise
He does have a heart murmur (and if I listen I can always hear it)/sometimes his heart races for no reason/usually a high resting pulse
His sternum and ribcage even go out of place, complains of not be able to breath, can't take pressure on his chest
Occasionally has high blood pressure not very high marginally high (doesn't now)
Feels like he has a lump in throat
Poor sleep/chronic fatigue
Aside from a death grip (cracked a coconut barehanded which I thought would be impossible) he has normal to good strength
he has been tested for asthma they say he doesn't have it but he has trouble breathing just the same with activity, diagnosed with the heart murmur not really been tested for anything else
Please if anyone has any guesses or something like this? He is really suffering but tries to suck it up b/c doctors don't really believe him. He's never had a pain free day, even as a kid he's had these problems. Over all the pains been pretty stable so not really worsening though now he is forced to have a physical job and its literally destroying him, he's getting sick all the time and his joint pain and the frequency of his migraines is increasing.
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