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Numbness in hands, rib tightness. Taking Gabapentin, synthroid. Any suggestions?

Heaviness/ numbness in hands/lower arms(last 10 years)unexplained pain in upperright quadrant pod gu(last year), now getting pain/ tightness in ribs in that area also. .. night sweats , mental confusion ...trouble finding correct words when speaking. Dry mouth.. no diiagnosis..have been on gabepentin for hands for 10 years...negative mri ten years ago for any reason. In past year have had xrays, catscan, ultrasound, barium enema, colonoscopy, waiting to see gastrologist and neurologist but no appts after a year as of yet. Tired of pain meds, I am on synthroid (hypo), bentol, gabepentin, effexor, Elavil , pain meds we are using/ trying ... tramacet , ultram, dilaudid, buscapan...I am a 37 yr old female, had 2 uncomplicated births 12&17 yrs ago. Have had gallbladder and appendix removed...any suggestions
Asked On : Sun, 17 Mar 2013
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Neurologist 's  Response
Nov 2013

Thank you for posting your query.

It is unfortunate that your problems have remained undiagnosed even after so many years and multiple investigations.

If all investigations come as normal, then, the most likely possibility could be fibromyalgia. Concomitant anxiety should also be looked into.

Treatment would be with medications, as well as physiotherapy. Please keep us informed about your progress.

Best wishes,
Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM (Neurology)
Senior Consultant Neurologist
Answered: Thu, 27 Jun 2013
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