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Generalized Pain

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • March 21, 2008
  • 03:35 AM

My doctor has given up on me. I have terrible generalized pain all throughout my body. The most painful is, oddly enough, my right wrist, but I will, at any time, have pain at 5 - 10 locations throughout my body. Other than my right wrist, it doesn't seem to be joint pain. The best way I can describe it is "bone aching". Here are some (maybe) contributing factors: 1) I've had a spinal fusion of L4 - L5 - S1. 2) I had Dengue fever while I was working in Indonesia. 3) I also have very little motivation to do even the simplest things. 4) I seem to have an allergic reaction to something in toothpaste - possibly fluoride. After using fluoridated toothpaste for 4 - 5 days, I get mouth ulcers, swelling of the tongue and jaw, and large welts, especially on the trunk of my body, accompanied by a rash on my wrists and ankles. 5) I have been diagnosed as having Epstein - Barr, but my doctor says there is no treatment for it - just treat the symptoms. 6) I am still very strong for my age (62), but am very easily fatigued. 7) My sister-in-law reports that she had the same symptoms, and it was diagnosed as having fibromyalgia, also untreatable. She also tested positive to food allergies, and has drastically changed her diet, and feels better. 8) I think my doctor thinks my pains are due to depression, but I don't feel depressed, other than frustrated that I have constant pain to look forward to each day. 9) Nothing, so far, has been able to cut the pain besides percoset, and he wants me to go down to Lortabs. I've used Lortabs before (during my severe back pain prior to the spinal fusion), and they were no better than ibuprofen. I think the doctor thinks I'm whining, and is tired of dealing with me. But I know how I feel, and I feel terrible. I have a very high pain threshold, and I still feel extreme pain constantly. Can someone help me? I would be forever grateful.

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