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Please help! Cronic pain in back. both legs, feet and groin!

tattedrockerttattedrocker Posts: 1
edited 10/15/2015 - 2:00 AM in Chronic Pain
Please please please help! someone! I have suffered for ten long years with chronic pain. I have pain from my lower back, in both legs, in both feet and my penis. It also burns terribly to pee. The pain is every second of every day. I can only compare it to the worst torture i could imagine. It is always with me. I have been to over 600 doctor visits. Neurologists to pain doctors. I still cannot get a true diagnosis. I have had so many tests. I had emg's in my legs but never above? the pain starts in my lower back. I also heard an emg is so specific to the person doing it and can take numerous times before something could be found. I do physical and water therapy. I see a psychiatrist and do numerous counseling outlets because i am beyond depressed at this point. I work so hard in my therapy and have lost 45 pounds but it does not matter how healthy i am the pain never ever goes away. Only narcotics can help dull it but i refuse to raise my milligrams on my narcotic.

I am at the end of the line. I do not have any fight left in me. I need to know what is wrong with me. I do not care i i was told the rest of my life would be disability. I need to know for me. and for the things I've lost. Please if there are any ideas i beg of you to leave a message with any advice.

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  • SavageSavage United StatesPosts: 5,427
    edited 10/15/2015 - 4:22 AM
    I sure can hear your frustration.
    Have you had these same symptoms for ten years? Or this is your current painful situation? And for how long?

    My pain management/neurologist doctor did my EMG. He discovered cervical and thoracic issues...some lumbar issues, not previously noted on other testing.
    You had EMGs in your legs but never above....so does that mean more than one EMG of same area?
    It does seem odd to me that the testing would not be expanded.

    Of course, I am not a medical professional, and only speaking from my own experience.

    Could you tell us a little more of your history with testing done and what doctor said about the results??

    Is there anything that they say might be going on? ...or are all the doctors in complete agreement with, "I don't know!"

    Your urologist finds nothing wrong? And no medication is able to give you any relief? No antibiotic? No med like pyridium for ease of symptoms?

    Does your pain management Doctor want to increase your pain med but you refuse?
    Sometimes the increase of the medication is needed for a limited time, to help stop the cycle...so to speak..of the out of control pain...and then can be lowered again when pain more manageable.

    It's good you're seeing psychiatrist. Working with chronic pain can certainly take its toll.
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