Hello, all. I am 32 years old now. But, at 2-3 months old I was exposed to chicken pox. At 5, I developed shingles. Throughout my childhood I had shingles about 6-8 times. I remember the blisters and the pain like it was yesterday. But, now, as an adult, I suffer from pain all over my body. I have tried everything from herbs to percocet. Percocet helped - kinda - but, in the long term it increased my pain and I am now - thankfully - off it. I am currently taking Neurontin, which is helping a lot, but not all the way. I have a lot of sharp, burning pains, especially in my ribs and abdomen in general. Many of my lymph nodes are painful and hard. I don't know how to handle this. When I bring it up, it's dismissed as Fibromyalgia. The meds they've tried for fibro have either caused severe side effects or allergic reactions. I also have Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, Narcolepsy, IBS, DDD, and Spinal Stenosis. My mom had Polio and Lupus. But, my recent Lupus test was negative. Any advise would be wonderful. It hurts so bad. I just want my life back.View Thread
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