I'm not sure I'll ever find help for my problem.
I have constant burning pain in both of my hands, radiating out from my palms. It is NOT in my wrists or on the top of my hands -- it's strictly on the palm side.
I have seen a rheumatologist, a GP, a neurologist, and an endocrinologist for this issue. I have other issues (severe hypothyroidism, ulcerative colitis, primary sclerosing cholangitis) so I see the docs quite often.
I've been told that I might have a touch of carpal tunnel, but the symptoms just don't match up. I've been told that I have inflammatory arthritis, but this is constant, every day and night, and is not made worse by use of my hands. The pain is no worse on the days I'm online all the time than it is when I'm off for hours.
I have been taking Ultram, Ultracet, and Darvocet for years. I also am being treated with Methotrexate, but nothing seems to do any good. I also take gabapentin, but it only offers marginal relief.
I'm only 38 years old, and I'm not overweight. I weigh about 140 lbs and I'm 5'8". I run about 8 miles a week, so I'm active as well.
I'm taking way more medicine than I would like, and I'm only getting marginal pain relief. This is getting worse and I've got to figure out what to do.
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