Writing on behalf of my brother. He's almost 50, had a bad car accident in his 20's where he needed a hip replacement. Anyway, he'd been complaining about shooting pains up both his legs. Strong, sudden pains, almost like extreme electric shocks. So bad he couldn't sleep, so they put him in hospital and gave him morphine.
Well, they couldn't find anything wrong so they sent him home. This was two months ago. He is still complaining about different areas of his skin giving him sudden, intense pains. How bad? He's still not sleeping more than 2-3 hours a night, and he'll be sitting on the couch and suddenly yelp, like when you hit your thumb with a hammer.
Areas of skin giving him problems include his legs, just below the navel, and somewhere on his upper back. There is no visible mark on his skin.
Doctors have mention this may be a side effect of being pre-diabetic, or some form of fibromyalgia. But he's been on a diabetic medication since he left the hospital and he's just not improving at all.
If anyone has any thoughts about what this might be, I would love to hear them. I did read the skin pain post, but most of those were from people where the skin pain goes away and comes back, or feels uncomfortable but is not debilitating. This condition is keeping him home and is not improving.