For about 3 years now, I have had chronic extreme tenderness over my entire body (large muscle groups on legs, buttocks, & low back the worst). The closest I've been able to describe it that it's as if my entire body is a giant, severe bruise. The lightest pressure is painful. Exercise doesn't make it better or worse. Neither do dietary changes. I used to have extremely sensitive skin to go along with it (same type of sensitivity as you would have with a sunburn, but without the hot-feeling to the skin). My GP gave me a tentative diagnosis of Fibromyalgia and a prescription for Cymbalta. The Cymbalta helped a LOT with the skin sensitivity, but not so much with the soreness.
I don't really have any of the other symptoms of Fibro (almost no joint pain--only in the finger joint I shattered in college--for example) and am not convinced that this diagnosis is correct.
I have had a LOT of bloodwork done...everything comes back normal (thyroid, etc).
I live in an extremely rural area and the doctors are not terrific. At this point they've pretty much told me that they can't do anything else for me other than give me some serious painkillers if I need them.
Anyone have any suggestions? Or heard of symptoms like this?
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Is it sensitive skin or something else?