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  • 4 days ago

    Constant pain for 3 years- No doctor is helping

    I am a 24 year old woman at 5'0” at 140 lbs. I and slightly over weight from taking an antidepressant 2 years ago. I have had extreme pain for the last 3+ years. It is my lower back, hips, groin, and leg pain. I have seen a total of 13 doctor's; general doctor's, spine surgeons, hip surgeons, pain management doctor, nerologists, and rhematologists. I have been partially diagnosed with random issues that aren't adding up to anything. I have fibromyalgia, uneven hips, scoliosis from....
  • 4 days ago

    Worried about a possible HIV infection

    Hi, today in class my friend started to bleed from a scab, somehow that blood got onto my finger, so obviously i wanted to get it off so I clumped up so saliva onto my other finger and rubbed off the blood, the blood was dry at the time I noticed. I'm worried because I don't know if HIV can be transmitted this way and also because I have a habit of chewing my cheeks making them kinda raw and have some dead cells on it, not an open wound as far as I can tell.
  • Lumbar support belt to deal with Sciatica

    I'm active duty Army with 18 years of service. I was an Army Ranger my first four years and have been crewing CH47F helicopters for the past 14 years, in addition to standard and non standard Army training. After 8 years of overseas duty, 4 years spent in Afghan and Iraq, and countless combat missions, I developed degenerated discs and a bulging disc in my lower lumbar. Consistent physical fitness and good diet has surpressed the pain for years, and I still maintain great physical fitness. Unfortunately....
  • 6 days ago

    Moving Body Pain and Low Platelets

    Since the last 6 months I am going through a typical problem. It is movement of pain, tinging sensations, pins and needles, numbness (sometimes joint sometimes muscle soreness over a period of time) throughout the body. I have visited GP, Rheumatologist, Orthopedics, Neurologist and have done at least 15 tests in last 6 months (including blood work - CBC with differential and multiple others, Ultrasound of entire abdomen, MRI - Brain, MRI - Knee, Urine work etc.) but nothing has been diagnosed. I....
  • 7 days ago

    Why does a certain muscle require me hitting it to feel relieved ?

    Lately I have been having an "irritated" feeling in the outer muscle of my quads (the Vastus lateralis muscle) and I do not feel relieved after massaging it, even if it is for a long while The only way for me to feel a bit relaxed is for me to starting hitting it a couple of times! After that, it starts to hurt a little bit, but the relief is far more powerful than the pain. I do not have this case with any other muscle. I have never tried this method before with any other set of muscles....
  • 9 days ago

    Back of the Knee Pain

    Recently I went to an amusement park and was constantly walking for like 10 hours. By the time I was leaving I found myself having trouble walking and fully straightening my leg without a sharp pain in the back of my knee. When I got home I realized it had just gotten worse. I thought maybe I just need some rest, but it still hurt in the morning? Does anyone know what this is? What might've caused it? And how to treat it?
  • suggestion for lady with chronic back pain and fibromylagia

    It's clear that traditional medical advice isn't going to help you. You've have exhausted that avenue. That is actually a good thing because now you know, you must be in charge of healing yourself. That will create a shift in your brain chemistry which will help enable to take charge of your condition. I had years of chronic back and neck pain as well as depression, a herniated disk with numbness down my leg. I gradually got better through acupuncture, yoga, biofeedback and being diligent....
  • 9 days ago

    Can't take NSAID??? Need Help!

    My boyfriend has a long term, (nearly a decade) on going pain in his left shoulder that comes and goes randomly, and when it hits it can last weeks or months if not treated. This pain will get so bad he cant hardly move his shoulder. The pain can also spread when it is left untreated by causing neck, and chest pain as well, but when this flares up it always starts in his left shoulder. He has been to several doctors about this in the past, none of them ever finding the root cause / diagnose, but....
  • 9 days ago

    Thumb and Hand Pain

    Two days ago I started having random thumb twitching, right thumb only, every 5 minutes or longer, when I would use it on my phone. It's been going on the same way these last two days very sporadically and only lasts less than 5 seconds. I'm thinking it may be from using my thumb too much playing games on my phone or overusing it on my phone, but now I'm not so sure. Today I'm getting very mild pain on the side of my thumb up to my wrist, and the top of my hand in the center I have....
  • 10 days ago


    Hi, I am a 61 year old man, diagnosed with Fibromyalgia in 2009. I take a muscle relaxer, also Effexor for depression. I have tried different pain meds, but so far the side effects out weigh any relief I may get. I am working full time right now, but I will be taking early retirement at 62 in February 2018. However I will continue to work part time as I have worked for my employer 18 years and enjoy what I do. But it is getting more difficult with the Fibro. My Rheumatologist told me to try Tai Chi....