It's located in my inner left leg started in my groin to my inner knee. The touch of it is painful. This pain/sensation is a different from the other pains I have experienced. I don't know if it is a symptom of the sciatica or fibromyagia or not I'm just stumped on this one because I don't know what to look for?
I know with fibrmyalgia, I get thee sensations on my legs occasionly too & other parts of my skin where I can't stand to even have clothing touch it. Sometimes it is just the sensitivity from the fibro that makes us feel this way. Unless it feels in the muscle or tendons, & is just skin sensitivity, I would vote for the fibromyalgia. It can sure do some weird things to your body... Mary
Hi Abby, I can't remember if you said that a dr. has diagnosed you with Fibromyalgia ? All of the various symptoms you have been having sound like Fibro. If you have not been diagnosed you need to see a Rheumatologist or even a Family physician that is familiar with Fibro. You need to make sure to ask before scheduling if the Dr. deals with patients with Fibro. One problem with Fibro is that it does so many different things to your body. There are medicines out there to help treat a Fibro. Unfortunately still to this day there are Doctors that DO NOT BELIEVE IN FIBRO. So if the doctors you are seeing Does not believe or are familiar with this it is easier to tell you ' Everything looks fine' so then people like you start to think it is all in your head. Find a good Dr. & hopefully will get you help. Also something you can use for various pains is Biofreeze it comes in spray or gel or roll on. It works Great for all kinds of pains. I hope you get to feeling better soon.
Hey Blondie, Butterfly is right. When the neurologist looks at you and tells you that nothing is wrong... ie in your head, you take your head right out of his/her office, and say ADIOS amigo. Especially when they order expensive tests like an MRI. Wait and see the rheumatologist first before you have to undergo such an expensive test. Especially when he did the nerve conduction study, and found nothing wrong. Have you ever heard of the expression "looking for zebra's when you hear horses galloping?" something to that effect. Your nuero doesn't believe in fibro, and there are still many many doctors who simply refuse to accept that even though there is overwhelming evidence that it is an actual condition! It's amazing that some doctors have brains, while others don't read their literature.
I'm not saying not to pursue the pain, but with fibro, you get so many weird aches and pains that if you pursued every of them, you would be broke and considered a hypochondriac. That's just the nature of the beast, unfortunately. I lived with fibro for over 10 years when I was diagnosed, and when I asked what it was, they told me that it just meant that my muscles hurt me. I laughed and said, well ain't that the truth. Ten years later, I read an early pamphlet about fibro in another doctor's office. I couldn't believe it!! They wrote that pamphlet about ME!! No one told me that it was that involved, and all those years, I thought that I was crazy! I get weird pings and dings, and loss of sensation, and can't stand to be touched, can't sleep, it all changes all the time, never knowing what new and interesting symptoms will come up.
Have patience. They are working on a new blood test, and it sounds promising so those uninformed doctors will have their positive proof that we are not nuts. Best of luck!!
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