Ever since I was a kid, I’ve always gotten leg aches, mainly when I walked a lot. My mom always called them “growing pains,” and they were always very severe to the point I was screaming when I walked all day. As a kid, Tylenol or Advil was very effective in helping with the pain.
Here are some things that describe my history
I am 32 years old
I have two bulged and degenerated discs in my lumbar spine and arthritis
Recently got an Xray of my leg, turned out fine
Location of pain: Below my knee in the front, can be one or both legs, down to my ankle. When it’s very bad it can be my enter leg up to my thigh
Type of pain: Moderate ache
The pain in my legs is constant, much much worse when I walk or stand a lot
Has been constant for about 6 months
Narcotic pain relievers and applying heat are the only things that helps, advil or any other meds don’t touch the pain
I sometimes feel a similar ache in my forearms, wrists and elbows. This is not constant, but it’s the exact same pain just milder.
I’ve gotten lots of blood work done, including vitamin tests and I am not vitamin deficient
I take a multivitamin every day, extra potassium, vitamin d, iron, calcium, and magnesium
I do have other fibro symptoms such as a lack of energy, headaches, sleep disturbances (wake up from the pain), and my Dr. tested four of my pressure points, only 1 hurt pretty bad (like I was being bruised) and the other hurt a little. The other spots did not hurt at all.
My Dr. gave me Savella to try and I’ve been on it for about a week. I read it can take up to two months to really start working.. The side effect of the sweating and redness is driving me crazy!
If the pain in my arms gets to be the same as the pain in my legs, I don’t know how I’m going to handle this. Does this sound like fibro? Any other ideas as to what this can be? I know this is a long post and I appreciate any guidance!