Hi, my name is Kate and I'm 22 years old. I have been suffering from severe muscle spasms since I was 11 years old. They are mostly located in my shoulder blades, but occur all throughout my back as well. I have had multiple MRI's, CAT scans, nerve conduction/EMG, and have been on every muscle relaxer, anti-inflammatory, pain killer imaginable, even cortisone shots. I have tried the chiropractor, physical therapy, massages and everything else I can think of. My rheumatologist (I have juvenile arthritis in my spine) diagnosed me with Fibromyalgia, which some of the symptoms make sense, but not all of them. My pain is 99.9% just in my back, not fatigue, just spasms as if someone is stabbing me in my muscles. It is getting worse as I get older, I can't study, or sit through a class without taking a Vicodin (which I hate) it has affected my life in various ways. And I really do not know what else to do, I do not want to be taking pain killers every day, I can't even sit in normal chairs that aren't straight up and down. I feel like I have some underlying condition that hasn't been figured out yet, it is driving me crazy. I was also diagnosed with Lyme's Disease last month, but I was told that it was acute.
If anyone has any insight, or any ideas please let me know. I really need help.