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skin pain that moves. Please help!

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  • Posted By: TmSimon
  • June 4, 2007
  • 04:48 PM

I'll keep this brief. I'm HIV+ for over 14 years. My health is stable. I'm currently taking Trizivir, as I have developed resistance to other hiv meds.

Now for the pain. About 2 years ago I notice one side of my scalp was painful. No rash, no visible skin problems. It lasted about 3 weeks then seemed to go away. A few months later one side of my face was in pain. Felt like a sun burn, but no burn, no visible problems. I want to the Doc and he put me on amytripliline (?). After a few weeks it went away. Then a while later it came back on my chest. Same symptoms. My doc put me on neurontin. Again, the pain want away after about a month. The longer the pain is in one place, the deeper it seems to get. The muscle under the skin feels beaten up, tender and bruised.
Then about 7 weeks ago I noticed the pain from my stomach to about mid thigh. I hoped it would run it's course and go away. My Doc doubled my neurontin. The pain is now from my rib cage to my calf's on the front of my body and across my lower back. Nothing visible. But because it's been there for awhile, I am having trouble walking. My knees feel stiff and sore, and a bit wobbly. When my pants move across my stomach it feels like someone is pulling a razor blade across my skin. The skin pain is constant, the muscle pain in my knees, thigh's and calfs is what I would imagine arthritis feels like. We have discussed periphrial neuropathy, but it's never been in my hands or feet. Shingles....no sign of skin leisons, or anything that would indicate that as a cause. It travels. It hurts, and it eventually hurts under the skin. But the skin looks fine. Since doubling the neurontin, I'm also having trouble sleeping, I'm tired all the time, and some shortness of breath. Pain is still here....just deeper. I feel like I'm going nuts. ANY ideas? Anything? Please please help.

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  • I suffered with a series of health issues until recently- one of them was a migrating burning pain on my skin that moved from the left side of my belly to my kidney and back down my leg. It was weird and painful- it was not like a razor, but I could not think of anything but the pain. My doctor knows I had bad allergies and told me that it was "muscular"- but I told her that the painful burning spot moves and I can't never "find it" if I try to look for it with my finger tips. I went ahead and used NAET at naet.com and I am pretty healthy now. Basically NAET gives bio-feedback to the brain- so you stop reacting to specific allergens that make your immune system over work and be stressed. I used to catch many colds, infections and skin virus- but that has changed a lot.As I mention many times here I was diagnosed with allergies to essential nutrients- like Calcium and B complex- by training by body to receive them- I am no longer allergic to them.My burning moving pain went away after I was treated for allergies to chemicals such a chlorine, pestice, petrochemicals, etc. I am no longer allergic to them. I have not read any studies of NAET on people who are HIV+ - but you may want to ask the main founder of this technique. She is been doing it for 20 years, so maybe she can tell you something you are interested to hear.Best,Fruity.
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  • Hi, there. I am sorry to know that you feel so bad. I would suggest you to go to the foolowing web sites and look at the PH acidic/alkaline balance of your body: http://mysite.verizon.net/felipe2/id12.html andhttp://acidalkalinediet.com/recipes/ andhttp://www.naturalhealthyellowpages.com/miracle_doctors/index.htmlThere are others, but I don't remember right now.Like many people, I didn't know about this PH thing untill I got many wrong diagnosis and had to research for myself and I found out I was very acidic (a good environment for sickness) and had to change my diet to get more alkalinezed. For my surprise I stared feeling much better. Just a quick recipe to give you more energy: get a bottle of drinking or distiled water and add a little bit of baking soda or lemon juice (no sugar) this recipe will help alkalineze your body fast, but you still need t change your diet to have a complete cure.Hope you feel better! May God bless you!
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  • shingles? Is it only on one side?
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