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Pain: How can I find the underlying cause?

Chronic Pain | Last Active: Sep 6, 2021 | Replies (20)

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@dianecostella

I had terrible burning pain in my legs, chronic fatigue, malaise and was just miserable. It took me two years to get diagnosed. A neurologist biopsied me for small fiber neuropathy and it came back positive. I take Gaberpentin, Mestiton, prescription ibuprofen and I have an expensive topical pain mixture made by a compound pharmacy that I use nightly. It has helped somewhat if I don’t overdo it. If I overdo it, it’s game I over as I am in terrible pain for days, barely functional.

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Hi @dianecostella. I'm glad your Dr. finally got to the bottom of your symptoms via a skin biopsy and diagnosed small fiber neuropathy. It sounds as though you're controlling discomforts pretty well with the exception of over doing it. I'm all too familiar with that! Here is a conversation you may be interested in about pacing energy and activity.
https://connect.mayoclinic.org/comment/632995/
I hope it helps.