For the last couple of months I have had severe pain in my arms, neck and across my upper chest. and in my shoulders. There are several points that are excruciating to touch. In bed it is very difficult to turn over and when I go to sit up I cannot support my body weight because of the pain in my arms. I can just be sitting sometimes and I get intense pain say in my upper arm or I lean back and it feels like I have a pointed stake in my shoulder. To shower is like entering a torture chamber and inevitably I exit a sobbing mess, exhausted. Cleaning my teeth hurts. It has got progressively worse and is really getting me down. As with other symptoms it's always worse at night. I thought that may be it wasn't MS pain so had a blood test for polymyalgia rheumatica which came back clear.
I am taking gabapentin 500mg per day currently and so far it hasn't really been effective. I know it's a low dose so am persevering with upping the dose as advised.
I'm desperate to know if others experience this kind of pain and what they do about it.
What a moan, sorry. I'd appreciate any feedback.