- CASE FILE
Daily burning pain that shoots into random parts of my body on a daily basis
ABOUT THIS CASE FILE
Their is not enough words I could use to describe what has happened to me . It all started about 5 years ago, I was a fit 19 year old female . I could run 10 km a day with ease. One day I began to get this odd pain in my back with blisters forming . I was later diagnosed with shingles and was bedridden for 3 months. A very short time after getting back into the groove of life, I began to experience a burning sensation in my right knee. It was a constant pain that would radiate down my calf. A consulted my family doctor who believed I tore something in my knee , he later did some testing and found no evidence of muscle issues . He then referred me to an Orthopedic specialist to take a look at my case . At this point , the pain was now in both knees and shooting down my legs . The specialist told me after a bunch of his own testing , screenings , xrays , blood tests , MRIs, that nothing was wrong with me legs . He referred me to another specialist , one of rheumatology. He began his own testing such as xrays and blood tests . He told me he has found nothing to believe him this would be an autoimmune issue . He began to believe I had an issue known as “ankylosis spondylitis” . I was later put on multiple medications that involved IV drips , injections , pills , and monthly blood tests . As the months went on, the pain became unbearable at times. It shoots up my legs , into my arms and head, sometimes causing numbness and even immobility. I became so well known at my pharmacy that they all knew me by name and knew when I was given a new medication . After months and after many reactions to all the biological treatments . He told me he couldn’t do anything else for me , I wanted to give up. I began doing research and found a specialist in the disease they believe I had and contacted him. I managed to get an appointment to see him the next week. I drove over 2 hours to visit this man and he read over all my work . He began to take xrays of my spine as well as an MRI . They found my spine to have bone spurs but nothing else that would suggest this type of disease . He recommended I see someone for fibromyalgia. And here I am, 5 years later , and a few specialists later with no help from any of them .