I don't have anything to add, except for the fact that you have physical signs of bruising (according to you)….….and I'm amazed that your appointments with theses Dr's did not mention this. I believe I would do as others suggested, and seek out other opinions. There is a cause for the pain…is just needs to be identified and treated.
Although a PM can help you with your pain…it should not be a choice prior to finding out what is causing this symptom. PM's may be reluctant, especially these days, to treat without a good diagnoses. Also pain med's are not a fun way to go in the long run either, as you will not only be dealing with pain….but then dependency will be a part of your life as well. Trust me!…while it may be the lessor of two evils….it may present it's own problems.
I do not believe in Dr's letting their patients suffer, when there are med's out there to help with it, but again, I encourage you to find a good diagnoses. I don't know of a single Chronic Pain patient who likes to be on pain med's for the rest of their lives. You are very young, and Dr's do not like treating with long term pain med's at such a young age.
Please!…Please keep on looking for a Dr who can diagnoses you correctly. I wanted to mention that there are teaching hospitals who are known for diagnosing difficult conditions that other specialist have a hard time identifying. Please check out the list I have provided for you below. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_university_hospitals
Good luck, and always feel free to visit us here for support. We have a wonderful member base, and we all suffer from Chronic pain.
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