Hi, I'm new here. Seventeen year old female. I joined this forum today simply because I really need some help/advice, if you would. To get to the point, I have chronic bone pain. No way am I saying that I have bone cancer, but I just have severe, chronic bone pain in every single one of my bones. Truth is, it kills me terribly.
How can I describe this pain, to the best of my ability? It's as if you are constantly placing metal to your fillings (in your teeth). That's how it feels, in all of my bones. My bones ache so much, and sometimes the pain reminds me of continuous electric shocks shocking my bones. My knees hurt so much, my right hip pops out of place too often, and a lot of the time, I cannot feel my feet, hands, toes or fingers. I lose circulation until my feet are purple!
Recently, last Monday of December 5, I had a nuclear bone scan. Everything came out normal. My question is, can this be possible with pain so bad in which I am facing? Are nuclear bone scans completely accurate? Most importantly, should I believe this bone scan and just try to live with the pain, or should I suggest other tests, to my doctor, for my bones? If I should try another route, what would it be, I mean, are there any other bone tests besides just a nuclear bone scan?
One more thing: I have a random, unexplained bruise located on my left hip. It's growing, but from what I can tell, but I have not felt a lump accompanying this bruise. The bone, where the bruise is located, is really sore. Any thoughts to what it could be?
I just really need some help here, and I appreciate anyone who is willing to give me some advice/help! I'm only seventeen (which is no excuse), and I am taking tylenol 2-3 times a day! Thank you so much in advance. I just feel like crap too often.