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    Body Pain
    An_206616 posted:
    I am a 44 yr old female with hypothyroidism and controlled type 1 diabetes. For several years now I have been experiencing full body joint pain that completely impairs my ability to to most anything. The pain comes in what I call episodes. It begins gradually over a day or two and then escalates to severe pain that sometimes doesn't allow me to get out of bed or do daily tasks. Over the counter pain and anti-inflammatory medicine do not relieve the pain. It will last from a few days to a couple of weeks and then disappear for a brief period of time and return. Although I have already had both hips replaced and fusion of my spine done, and have been evaluated by pcp , rheumatologist,and my orthopedic, They have not diagnosed me with any form of arthritis. I am at a complete loss as to where to get help. The pain is so bad I cry and sometime sit in a warm bath for hours to try to relieve it. It is destroying my life. Can you give me any advise as to where to go or what type of doctor to see?
    georgia888 responded:
    Hello Anon,
    I'm sorry to hear of your suffering. Was any blood work or other tests ordered by the doctors? If so & results were negative, this sounds like it could be fibromyalgia. Please discuss this with your rheumatologist.

    Good luck,

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