- Jul 6, 2021
Hi everyone I am new to here and I'm trying to look for some answers. I have been dealing with fibromyalgia for about 20 years or more and also this pain in both legs for the last 7 or 8 years I have been getting these leg pains in both legs on my calves and the back of my knees, there also swelling and now has radiated to the back of my thighs. This pain is like a dull excruciating aching pain that can last from a couple of hours to 24 hours, it's everyday pain It's on both legs at the same time. even laying down elevating my legs the pain does not go away One doctor diagnosed me as restless leg syndrome and I know it's not that because I read on restless leg syndrome another doctor says it's neuropathy then another says it couldn't be neuropathy I cannot get any answers I am so tired of this pain having to deal with fibromyalgia and this chronic leg pain for so long it's getting to me. I know there's no cure for the fibromyalgia but I need to find answers to what's going on with my legs. A little bit about myself I am 61 years old and I took on taking care of my granddaughter since she was 9 months old she is now five years old and I have adopted her 2 years ago. She's a great little girl she actually bring me my ice packs and my little stimulator when she sees me in so much pain she grabs my gloves and my topical cream just a great girl and it saddens me because I wish I could do things with her like taking her to the park or to a movie, but I'm always in so much pain. I also suffer from cervical and Lumbar pain and I have osteoporosis as well. The only meds I take for my pain is the hydrocodone my doctor wanted me to start the medical marijuana to see how I would do on that because I've lost so much weight and I can't sleep so I finally decided to after him telling me about 2 years ago. I could not get it right of how to take this I've tried the brownies and the marijuana itself but I just could not do this right and having a child there was no way I could be high and sleepy and having to take care of her properly, so I told my doctor no more. There are days many days that might pain meds don't work for me I have tried different meds for the fibromyalgia but I always had some type of reaction or allergy and couldn't take them but my thing is that I don't want to mask this pain I want to know what it is that is causing this pain there has to be some answer, the only good news that I have is that my rheumatologist has stepped in and his ordered ultrasounds MRIs and x-rays and the nerve conduction I have not done any yet but I am so glad that she is going to try and help me . If there is anyone out there that may be going through the same and I am suffering please help me I would appreciate any info advice you may have. thank you.