I have this disease which is also known as Dercum's Disease: the doctor who first named this disease. I have had it for over 40 years. It is progressive and I am using a wheelchair now and my pain is constant.
It hurts too much to walk as the lipomas encircle my hips as well as all my other joints. Now my entire fat layer is full of lipomas all over my whole body. I also have the other symptoms of this disorder, including dry eyes and mouth, IBS and lipolymphedema.
I take as little pain medicine as possible and find joy in living despite my limitations.