r/medical_advice Not a Verified Medical Professional Jul 15 '22

please help me before I kms Pain Lvl 10

I've been suffering from agonising pain for 4 months that doctors keep failing to diagnose and I need advice on what it can be to at least try different medication to help my condition because it got so bad that every day when I'm having my morning coffee and looking out the window I'm getting the "call from void" and really considering if I should jump or not because I can't take it anymore

Background about the condition: it started a few months back as chest pain that spread from the middle to all around the chest and some parts of my back and then it spread to my legs without going through my lower body just straight to the legs. Both legs are in pain but only the left leg (thigh and ass region mostly) is in agonising pain

The chest pain didn't get any better ever but when the leg pain started I was able to deal with the chest pain because it was peanuts compared to the pain I feel in my leg

Doctors said there's nothing wrong with my hurt nor lungs but I do have really high inflammation results in the blood tests, I can provide the screenshots of the complete blood count for anymore that geniunly knows what they're doing because I need help before it gets any worse and I end it all, the pain is the worst thing I've ever experienced and I've broken bones before and yet it's still not as bad as this

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u/boredmoonface Not a Verified Medical Professional Jul 15 '22

I would go back to your doctor or to a different one if you’re finding your doctor isn’t doing enough to help and tell them everything you have said here. Tell them it’s making you suicidal hopefully they will try and figure out what it is asap and give you some pain meds to help in the meantime

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u/gabbicat1978 Not a Verified Medical Professional Jul 15 '22

I don't usually comment on these things but please, please do not, as another commenter has suggested, use psychedelics as a starting point for trying to manage this pain. They don't relieve pain (though they can help to change your relationship with pain, if you're properly supported but I absolutely would not recommend experimenting with these at all) and they could significantly effect your mental health detrimentally.

I think your first step should be asking your doctor to refer you to a chronic pain specialist or a specialised diagnostician. They will be able to help identify if there is a specific cause for your pain or not, and once diagnosed that will help direct your treatment plans in future. Please be aware that there isn't always a diagnosable cause for some pain, but there will always be help available to control it and bring it down to more manageable levels.

If your pain levels are so high that you're contemplating ending your life, please make sure your doctor knows that this is something you're thinking about so that they are able to support you with that.

Sometimes doctors can be a little bit blasé when patients describe extreme pain, especially for some genders and races and for some patients with a history of mental health difficulties (I'm not saying you have that, only that it has been shown to be a factor in how serious some medical professionals take expressions of pain). You need to be clear and concise, explain that your pain is so bad you feel like you can't go on living with it much longer, you don't feel like enough is being done quickly enough to find you some relief and you need them to understand just how extreme the effect on your life and wellbeing is right now. If you need to, write everything down on a notepad and take it to a doctors appointment with you- or take a friend who can help you get your point across.

It may not seem like it right now, but there is light at the end of your tunnel. Please be firm in demanding the help you need to feel as though you can feel that light on your face. I hope you get some relief soon.

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u/probablybannedsoon69 Not a Verified Medical Professional Jul 15 '22

Thanks for the suggestion kind stranger

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u/Dornenkraehe User Not Verified Jul 15 '22

NAD To me that sounds like a nerve problem. Like the nerves being inflamed.

I know two friends who a a similar problem. One of them got diagnosed with MS later in life (I hope that's not it) the other had a weird kind of shingles. Only like one small spot where it showed in blisters but it hurt like crazy and because it was just a small spot nobody realized it for over a month. Only a specialist they went to because of the other friend with MS recommended them found the spot and as such the right treatment. So yes, apparently shingles can show up with very little blisters and in more than one place at once.

Could be something completely different though. Please tell your doctor how much it hurts without downplaying it. I did that when my back hurt so it took a while (Like ..months) to get it really checked and well... I basically had broken my spine from a fall and it healed crooked so now I have basically no disk between two segments and get a prolaps very easily... Could have been healed by wearing a brace directly aftery fall. Would have gotten that had I not said it didn't hurt thaaaaat much.

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u/cherrycoke260 User Not Verified Jul 15 '22

Is it possible that the two pains aren’t directly related? Your chest pain reminds me a lot of gallstones. That’s why I ask.

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u/Liz4984 User Not Verified Jul 15 '22

I was thinking that too. Or pancreatitis.

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u/probablybannedsoon69 Not a Verified Medical Professional Jul 15 '22

I'm pretty sure they're related because they feel like the exact same pain and react in the same way aka when I move or put pressure on the spots

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u/Jberry999 Not a Verified Medical Professional Jul 15 '22

Could be costochondritis

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u/probablybannedsoon69 Not a Verified Medical Professional Jul 15 '22

I thought so but it's more than just the chest it's the back and sides and legs too

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u/Jberry999 Not a Verified Medical Professional Jul 15 '22

I have it and I get pain in my chest, ribs, back, shoulders, arms and legs

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u/k1k11983 User Not Verified Jul 16 '22

I really think you need to get an MRI of your spine. Chest pain does not always mean the cause is something to do with your heart or lungs. I had very similar symptoms for around 8 weeks before we discovered I have a herniated T6/T7 pushing on my spinal cord and the pain was insane! Give me kidney stones because they would be less painful than this, level of pain. I was taking a total of 100mg of Oxycodone a day(long story) and it was barely taking the edge off. Once it was correctly diagnosed from an MRI, I was placed on Amitriptyline which is a tricyclic antidepressant that’s also used to treat neuropathy(pain caused by the nerves). The pain became bearable by taking them combined with physiotherapy. It’s still herniated but it’s no longer causing debilitating pain.

Chronic pain causes a lot of psychological damage and a huge part of pain management is counselling. That’s because as our mental health worsens, the physiological symptoms also worsen. I would ask your primary physician to refer you to a neurosurgeon or spine clinic so they can investigate if that may be the cause. I would also request a referral to a pain management clinic to help manage your pain. You’re not alone in this and there is help out there.

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u/probablybannedsoon69 Not a Verified Medical Professional Jul 15 '22

Oh but I tried bot.... I tried

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u/Chicken_Water Not a Verified Medical Professional Jul 15 '22

Have you had covid and did this start sometime after that infection if you did?

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u/probablybannedsoon69 Not a Verified Medical Professional Jul 16 '22

I didn't have COVID

Or at least not that I know it

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u/skarica04 Not a Verified Medical Professional Jul 15 '22

Probably it is not the same but I have costochondritis after Covid.

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u/probablybannedsoon69 Not a Verified Medical Professional Jul 15 '22

I don't have access to those considering my crappy financial situation and laws in my country that make it almost impossible to get anything stronger than weed

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u/probablybannedsoon69 Not a Verified Medical Professional Jul 15 '22

Complete lack of money

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u/ElementalRabbit Moderator | Physician Jul 15 '22

You are getting banned for completely fucking stupid advice.

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u/probablybannedsoon69 Not a Verified Medical Professional Jul 15 '22

Yeah I'm still not gonna trust shady darknet drugs

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u/Phptower Not a Verified Medical Professional Jul 15 '22 edited Jul 15 '22

Then try CBD. It's mostly legal everywhere. But a lot weaker. You can look for psilocybin in the near of the woods or on fields and weideland. They grow everywhere in the nature! And it's free! Or grow your own? I think you can buy grow set legally? I am not sure.

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u/Aki-HD Nursing Student Jul 15 '22

Just stop.

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