Burning pain has always been a symptom of mine with my FM, but lately it is much worse. My legs, hips, knees and arms burn a lot that I need to take an old fashion ice pack and literally ice down my body sometimes. This problem has become much worse since I had a lipoma removed from my right hip 4 years ago. This lipoma was very large, about 10 centimeters. I was awake for the procedure and I remember the surgeon trying to get this thing out of me. The surgery was supposed to last only 20 minutes, but since this lipoma (benign tumor) was so large, it took 45 minutes. I have constant pain in the area of the surgery, but this pain didn't occur until about 1 year after the surgery. I have this feeling, I may have developed a type of neuralgia or neuropathy from the surgery. When I do a search on neuralgia, all I come up with for treatment is Neurontin, which I would refuse to take because of the risk of weight gain from these drugs. I was on a few antidpressants in the past that caused me a huge weight gain, that has been difficult to manage since then, and I heard the same thing happens with Neurontin. I had a cat scan and an MRI of my hip to see if another lipoma has returned because of the pain, but it has not returned. I wonder if hig doses of B vitamins would help me, or if anyone on this board deals with neuralgia, or something similar, what do you take to help? I have read before on this board that some people with FM do have problems with a form of neuralgia or neuropathy that can accompany FM, if this is the case, what can be done for it. Hugs to all, Chelz.