"If the pain wanders, do not waste your time with doctors." - Mignon McLaughlin
This quote comes from The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960 and even today is highly relevant.
If pain wanders from one location to another, then doctors are not able to label you with a standard disease. Instead, the doctors will either state that it is in your head or a syndrome.
There are no standard medications for wandering pain.
Syndromes are frowned upon by insurance companies and are not reimbursed well.
From my experience, wandering pain signifies environmental exposures, food sensitivities, food allergies, and/or chemical sensitivities.
In order to get to the bottom of wandering pain, one must evaluate. Having a chart to do this with is handy.
I have created a sample chart for you below:
- Date & Time
Level Location of Pain
Foods & Drinks
EmotionStool & Urine
June 5, 7 am
neck, low back, stomach
urine dark yellow