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pain in hands & feet

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  • Posted By: paula57
  • May 20, 2009
  • 05:51 AM

I have had pain in my hands & feet now for over 10 years. I have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia simply because they couldn't come up with anything else. I have had MRI's, x-rays, blood test. I have had breast cancer, thyroid cancer and a herniated disk. Through all this, nobody seems to know what is actually causing the burning in my hands and feet. Over the last year the burning seems to go all over my body. It's like my body thermostate has gone haywire. I don't sleep well at night due to my feet burning so bad I'm constantly moving them in & out of the covers, trying to find a cool spot on the bed. The Dr. has me on Cymbalta and Lyrica. I have been tested for diabetes with negative results. My Dr. says he is treating me like I have diabetes for the neuropathy in my feet (he no longer addresses the hands) with the Cymbalta and Lyrica. Is there anyone out there who has these same symptoms and has some type of successful treatment? I really need help.

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  • If they've ruled out everything else have they ruled out celiac disease? It can cause neuropathy and they often miss it: http://digestive.niddk.nih.gov/ddiseases/pubs/celiac/
    aquila 1,263 Replies Flag this Response
  • I had these symptoms, and I turned out to have CREST scleroderma. Get to a rheumatologist, and if your ANA is positive, insist on being tested for SCL-70 and anticentromere antibodies.
    DaisyDo 13 Replies Flag this Response
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