Muscle And Head Pain
Q: I get muscle pain in my arms and chest. When this pain is not in my chest it might occur in my head. I can get muscle aches and pain in my testicals. The pain jumps around. Sometimes my muscles ache all over it feels like I got the Flu but I don't. does anybody have any Idea what I have. My doctor says I have anxiety and depression. I have been put on remeron and atavan. It seemed to work for awhile and now I feel like I am back to square one. I think they are barking up the wrong tree. The problem is I don't know where to start. I have been to a Lyme doctor and the test came back negitive. I have had MRI'S of my brain, my cervical spine and a portion of my upper spine. All MRI's turned out negitive. Some days I am in som much pain and there is nothing I can take that even begins to releave it. I don't evan know what kind of a doctor to go to. If anybody has any Ideas please send them to me. I seems that I have some kinda problem with my nerve system. I was to a Neuro Doctor and he said I was fine. But I am in pain almost all the time.
A: These are the various clinical manifestations of Lyme The 6 CDC "Clinical Descriptions" of Lyme http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dvbid/Lymediagnosis.htm 1) "Lyme disease" most often presents with a characteristic "bull's-eye" rash, erythema migrans, accompanied by nonspecific symptoms such as fever, malaise, fatigue, headache, muscle aches (myalgia), and joint aches (arthlagia). 2) "Early neurologic" manifestations include lymphocytic meningitis, cranial neuropathy (especially facial nerve palsy), and radiculoneuritis. 3) "Musculoskeletal" manifestations may include migratory joint and muscle pains with or without objective signs of joint swelling. (could appear to be FM) 4) "Cardiac" manifestations are rare but may include myocarditis and transient atrioventricular blocks of varying degree. 5) ("Late Disseminated") B. burgdorferi infection in the untreated or inadequately treated patient may progress to late disseminated disease weeks to months after infection. The most common objective manifestation of late disseminated Lyme disease is intermittent swelling and pain of one or a few joints, usually large, weight-bearing joints such as the knee. Some patients develop chronic axonal polyneuropathy, or encephalopathy, the latter usually manifested by cognitive disorders, sleep disturbance, fatigue, and personality changes. Infrequently, Lyme disease morbidity may be severe, chronic, and disabling. 6) (Post Lyme Syndrome") An ill-defined post-Lyme disease syndrome occurs in some persons following treatment for Lyme disease. Lyme disease is rarely, if ever, fatal. I'm sorry to hear you are in so much pain. I know what it's like. Don't give up tryinmg to find a doctor who can help you. I was misdiagnosed (and/or told I was fine) by numerous unknowledgable docs for 10 years--a nightmare. Then I found out I had lyme disease. I have no idea if that's the cause of your symtoms (but a negative blood test does not rule it out, as you'll see if you do some research on it). Anyway, I have terrible, constant in all my muscles and nerves, and most severely in my head and neck. If you think there is any chance you have lyme, keep researching it, and post where you live on the newsgroup and ask for a good lyme doc in your area and someone will probably have a name for you.Best of luck.
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