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I have severe pain in my body and bones more than year, I

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I have severe pain in my body and bones more than year, I have inflammation but after taking pregabalin my inflammation gone down but pain in the body still present
JA: How long have you had the pain? What seems to make the pain better or worse?
Customer: More than a year, lots of things. It changes every time. I need lots of rest for me to do something. I Only can do things when I feel my body is ready
JA: Is there anything else the Doctor should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: No
Customer: replied 19 days ago.
I have numbness and tingling in my hands
Customer: replied 19 days ago.
Pain in the lower back
Customer: replied 19 days ago.
Sorry, in the blood test there was no sign of inflammation
Customer: replied 19 days ago.
After taking pregabalin

What are your age and gender?

Apart from blood tests what are the other investigations/medical imaging done?

What did your MRI of the back show?

Customer: replied 19 days ago.
Female, age 39. Xray of th feet and hands, MRI of the lower back- disk moved

Thanks for the further information.

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Thank you.

Customer: replied 19 days ago.
Xray of the feet hands wa normal
Customer: replied 19 days ago.
I'm mum of four

The neurologist or your GP should get the following investigations (if not already done);

1) Thyroid-stimulating hormone

2) 25-Hydroxy vitamin D level: Low levels can cause muscle pain and tenderness

3) Vitamin B-12 level: Very low levels can cause pain.

4) Iron studies including iron, total iron-binding capacity, percent saturation, and serum ferritin

5) Magnesium: Low levels can lead to muscle spasms, and pain.

6) The erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR)

7) Antinuclear antibody (ANA)

8) Rheumatoid factor

9) Sleep studies

10) Antipolymer antibody assay.

11) MRI of the neck; you may have disc disease in the neck spine also.

12) Electromyography and nerve conduction velocity study.

These will give you the diagnosis. The possibilities are;

a) Pinched nerves in the neck and back.

b) Fibromyalgia.

c) Thyroid dysfunction

d) Osteoporosis.

I wish your symptoms resolve soon.

I would be happy to assist you further if you need any more information.
Thanks for using Just Answer.

Customer: replied 19 days ago.
My vitamins are all okay
Customer: replied 19 days ago.
I can't speak on the phone, ny children are all sleeping
Customer: replied 19 days ago.
With fibromyalgia do you have inflammation in the body. I had inflammation, but after taking pregabalin my inflammation is gone
Customer: replied 19 days ago.
What can case lots of bone pain
Customer: replied 19 days ago.
Most in the hand and feet/spine
Customer: replied 19 days ago.
Thank you

Apologies for any intrusion of those automatic offers for phone calls. These are produced by the website automatically and outside of my control.

All these possibilities given above can bone pains.

You do not need those investigations which are already done.

The first step is to diagnose and the only way is by the investigations.

Pregabalin helps in any pain.

You may try these measures, meanwhile;

a) Physical therapy

b) Deep electrotherapy

c) Acupuncture

d) Local analgesic cream

e) Pool therapy/hydrotherapy.

f) Analgesics

g) Lidocaine cream

h) Rest

i) Capsaicin cream.

j) Hot fomentation

k) Brace

You may consult;

1) Orthopedics

2) MD in physical medicine and rehabilitation.

Customer: replied 19 days ago.
Ok, thank you

You are very welcome.

Fibromyalgia causes inflammation in the body.

Wishing you a speedy resolution and all the very best in life.

It was a pleasure to assist you.

I sincerely hope that I have helped you and that I have earned my 5-star rating today!

Thank you.

Stay blessed.

Customer: replied 19 days ago.
Fibromyalgia causes inflammation in the body. But if you take pregabalin and inflammation gone down, or with fibromyalgia inflammation stays all the time, regardless of you taking medication or not
Customer: replied 19 days ago.
Gone down or went away

It will go away with Pregabalin.

Customer: replied 19 days ago.
it means ,you can have fibromyalgia and no inflammation?

Fibromyalgia as mentioned above has inflammation.

This inflammation symptom goes away if one takes Pregabalin or any medicine (but obviously will return as medicines have effect for a limited time).

Customer: replied 19 days ago.
Thank you so much for your help.

My pleasure.

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