I have had daily pain now since June 2001. The pain has increased over the years with additional accidents and normal life experiences, like the death of parents.
However, recently I've been having really bad migraines, with visual disturbances and have been experiencing burning sensation in my joints. I also suffer from neuralgia.
I am not a hypochondriac, but I do like to be informed. So I checked my symptoms on the NHS site. My symptoms appear to be either CRPS or Fibromyalgia. But the confusing part is that the symptoms for both are so similar. I had asked my GP about CRPS, I was told that was just another name for long term chronic pain.
I'm really not sure where to go from here, as the list of pain I suffer covers my body from head to toe. I have injury sites from whiplash, neuralgia from soft tissue at the occipital lobe, compressed vertebrae in my lumbar spine and a vascular disorder affecting my feet and ankles. Little wonder I'm suffering from depression too!
The current burning in my joints has me stuck in bed. I feel helpless. I'm miserable. I know many on these forums have similar issues. But I'm wondering if giving the pain a name really helps.
Any thoughts/comments are welcome. Thanks.