Mysterious random pains
June 8, 2014 8:14 PM Subscribe
You are not my doctor … but: Off and on for about 30 years, I have had random pinpoint pains. They first started in my head and my legs/hips. Now they are anywhere in my body. They are of basically three types: shooting or stabbing pains (these are the most severe), pinpricks, and the feeling that I am being hit mildly to moderately with a hammer. They are all quick, momentary.
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The pains went away last year for the first time, for six to nine months. I don’t know why they went away, but they are back and more frequent, about 20 a day. They don’t seem to be linked to anything.
M.D.s have no explanation and don’t seem to care. I have also seen doctors of oriental medicine, with no relief. I read somewhere that melatonin might be good for this. I take 5 mg daily, and I still get the pains.
I am a 51-year-old otherwise healthy woman. I have no history of seizures or neurological disorders that I am aware of. I do have Asperger syndrome. I was a hyperactive child. I think I have been hit in the head a couple of times with a ball while playing sports.
Do you have any idea what might help?