Hi Stephen, and welcome here. As you'll find, there is a lot of support and knowledge in this forum, as well as some of the friendliest and most caring people in the world.
None of us here are doctors, so we can't help with what's actually going on. The way you introduced yourself, sounds as though you're attributing the leg pain to you having had the H1N1 virus, is that correct? But have you had further work-up since the pain returned? Maybe scans of your lower back to check whether there is any nerve root impingement? Or testing of the nerve and muscle function in your leg to check the source of your pain? Are you able to see a different pain management doctor - maybe a neurologist?
It sounds ridiculously simple, so you've probably long since tried it - but have you seen a physiotherapist? I have some minor disc problems in my low back - but also because of my other chronic pain and mobility problems I spend a lot of time in bed and I use a wheelchair to get around. This causes leg pain in its own right because of muscle compression and a bit of nerve compression by the muscles themselves. Have you ever been checked for piriformis problems? This can cause terribly painful nerve compression - and I find is helped more by stretching than by meds...despite me being on a cocktail of strong meds for my various problems.
I'm also so sorry about
having CP issues at your age. I'm 27, and had pain in some shape or form since I was 14...and it's rough. It's horrid at any age of course, but my heart always goes out to people younger than me who suffer with it.
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Full body CRPS with spasms, dystonia & contractures, gastroparesis, orthostatic hypotension,bradycardia/tachycardia, bursitis, CTS, osteoporosis, multiple compression fx, disc bulges.
Oxycodone ER/IR, Topamax, Mobic, Somac, Cipramil, Midodrine, Vit D & C, SCS, baclofen/bupivacaine pump
Post Edited (CRPSpatient) : 7/5/2012 4:18:57 AM (GMT-6)