Question for you all:
I am still undergoing the diagnosis process. Actual aching pain has never been a big issue for me. It will happen for a day or two every couple of months. This week it's been going on about 4 or 5 days and I feel like my body has been worked over like tenderized meat. Mostly my legs. I've been taking ibuprofen and it's helping a little.
What kind of experience with pain do you all have and what have you used to treat it? Especially you who have not been diagnosed?
also, does the timing of pain correspond with anything else, like: doing too much, exhaustion, the beginning or end of a flare, certain foods?? etc...
Maybe you're experiencing spasticity? That feels like a cramping "tight" feeling in your legs, particularly in your calf muscles? The meds used to treat that aren't specific to MS...meaning, if you tell your doctor about
it, he can prescribe something to help with it. Many folks here use baclofen, but there are other meds too.
Many MS symptoms (and symptoms of other chronic illnesses) can worsen or at least seem worse when you're also exhausted, overtired, stressed. Many women with MS experience increased MS related symptoms right before their period.
If your pain is in association with some food, you might think about an allergy -- allergies are also autoimmune in nature, and there might be some link there to consider, especially since you're not diagnosed.
...I am not a doctor, nor health professional, and don't pretend to be one, here.....