I used to post here in the Lyme forum, convinced it was lyme but after months of herbs and treatments it appears that my chronic pain is not Lyme. Previous post w/symptoms: http://www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=30&m=3775718&g=3776100#m3776100
I am 36, male and had chronic pain for 22 years, past 10 years it has gotten worse. Switching to a Paleo diet cooled my body a bit and mitigated some pain, but still largely miserable.
Most of the pain feels like it is in the muscle/tendon area within the left trapezius, left neck, right trap, right shoulder and right bicep. Right achilles tendon also started hurting about 9 years ago.
Various traumatic events caused most of the injuries but the inability to heal is what always perplexed me. No matter how many supplements, PT, surgery, chiro, accupuncture, massage, cortizone injections - the pain persists.
I also have an itchy and annoying scalp condition, feels like little bumps/scales constantly, but otherwise no other skin problems.
In the past year I developed weird nerve pain that hits my legs, mostly calves but sometimes thighs and forearms.
In general the pain is always there, level 3 or 4, but every few days it 'flares' up and body heats up. All the pain sites are active and feels like it is burning. Horrible.
I have normal SED, normal ANA, normal CRP.
MRIs do confirm some mild degeneration, some tendonitis, but nothing out of the ordinary out of my age group.
Curious to you experts, could this be some kind of auto-immune condition with normal blood levels?
I am 4 days into LDN and I am getting a sense that my body is responding to it, although a bit early to tell. Still, I usually know when something does not work and there appears to be some kind of change. Since LDN is often prescribed to auto-immune sufferers, I am now wondeirng if this is some kind of psoriatic arthritis?