I have been to my PC, an orthopedic, a spine specialist a rheumatologist and a physiatrist, all with different diagnoses...I am negative for arthritis, both osteo and rheumatoid, and my rheumatologist can't put a name on anything. I have heard Myofascial Pain Syndrome, Fibromyalgia and trigger points. I have had EMG's and MRI's, all negative, but still experience pain, tingling and numbness, mostly in my upper extremities. On a bad day I hurt all over (like today), it lasts a few days, and then the symptoms lessen somewhat. My rheumatologist has put me on a low-dose antidepressant and given me 5 trigger point injections in my upper back. Both have helped to a certain degree, and along with chiropractic care the pain seems fairly managble when I'm not "flaring up". She also gave me gabapentin for pain relief, and it works, but it makes my head feel like it's swimming. Does anyone else out there have similar symptoms? I can't put my finger on just one condition and it's driving me crazy!!!
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