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I'm having problems with pain and I dont know where to go....I also think i have RLS but I don't know what type of doctor to go to to discuss this and my other pain issues with.  My joints ache all the time... and get worse sometimes and are almost impossible to move sometimes.... and they hurt like woah. just don't know where to go and am looking for information...

Kaylani

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Kaylani, **just my experience**  ok?

but have you seen a rheumatogist? your family doc may have to refer you, but it is worth it.

as far as the RLS, a neurologist may be in order. there are several conditions that can pass as RLS and they need to be ruled out.

I have Rheumatoid arthritis so I understand about the pain issues. It can get very tough many times to just get out of bed.

but there are many new and promising treatments that may be of benefit to you.

please think of being checked--there are many, many conditions that a specialist can be of help to you.

good luck

spike

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  • 4 weeks later...

I'm having problems with pain and I dont know where to go....I also think i have RLS but I don't know what type of doctor to go to to discuss this and my other pain issues with.  My joints ache all the time... and get worse sometimes and are almost impossible to move sometimes.... and they hurt like woah. just don't know where to go and am looking for information...

Kaylani

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As far as what you think might be RLS, you didn't mention why you think this, but:

This may be a silly question and sorry for asking it.  Have you told your PDoc?

Navane can have some EPS. You should take seriously anything that looks even remotely close to them and mention it to your doctor.

Also, how long have you been on the Lamictal?

For some people, it can create achey joints.  One of the ways it has improved for people was to titrate extra slow and it has improved.  For others, it improved without the slower titration, and for some the med just didn't work.

If it is unrelated, I agree that a rheumatologist would be someone to see.  A shower or bath first thing in the morning, massaging your limbs in the water helped me a little bit. 

Also stretching every day.

Swimming has helped at times to keep a range of motion with out pressure, depending on how I feel.

You could ask your doctor about Glucosamine and Chondroitin, which are classified as dietary supplements.

Also, believe it or not, simple moist heat pads have been really helpful and help me sleep sometimes.

I would first talk to your PDoc about one or more of your current medications possibly being a cause.

Hope it improves.

~navy~

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And also:

  Have you looked into fibromyalgia? This sounds exactly like two of my dear friends. Both have it.

  Try swimming, or a therapy pool with some light aerobics. The water ( especially warm) is so good for this. Or arthritis. Yoga works too.

Breeze

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  • 5 weeks later...

They checked for arthritus and thats a no go.... so now they are checking medicine but I am no longer on lamictal... have been off of it for about a month and still have just as bad of joint pain as when I was on it .... so i'm thinking its not the lamictal.... and the navane... well i had the RLS symptoms way before i ever started navane.... symptoms being horrible pain in my leg and the need to move it to relieve some of  the pain ..... it happpens while i'm laying down ... sound asleep... will wake me up.....yeah... anyways.... thats about all i have for now. have a good day everyone... i'll keep you updated as i find out more...

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