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Multiple symptoms – lost and in pain

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  • Posted By: juanitademoca
  • September 2, 2008
  • 09:46 PM

I will try to make my long story short. It all started 5 years ago after I had a root canal done. First I started feeling really strong pain in my legs and it went on for months. Later I had a pericarditis and was treated. Later I had problems with anxiety attacks. Since then I always feel some type of pain in my heart, feels like pressure, had echocardiogram, chess xray done for this and nothing was found. Some time after the pain in my legs started again and had Doppler done and did not suffer from veins problem. Right after I had a couple of Erythema Nodosum and had biopsy done with results being: The sections show skin fragment whose epidermis does not show microscopic particularitities. Level of the dermis to papilar recognizes one slight linfocitaria perivascularitis, being observed level of the adjacent fat Ia reticular dermis a noticeable fibrosis that dissects the greasy weave and infiltrated moderate associate with an inflammatory one made up of lymphocytes, monocitos and lipofagos. Necrosis of the greasy weave of the subskin is observed focally. Some walls vascular are thickened, without images of fibrinoide necrosis nor leucocitociasis. (translation from Spanish). They said to make more tests to verify that it was not Weber Christian Disease, but I had no other symptoms that would suggest that. Since then I haven’t had more Erythema but the pain in the legs as been the same and lately getting worst. It feels like burning sensation, not only on the back of my legs but also front and sides, they feel cold but no swelling. Also have memory problems. Some extra details: I’m a female, 41 years old graphic designer (seating 8 hrs per day) my work environment is with full A/C, and some fungus was fund in our office and painted over. I stopped smoking a year ago after 25 years (***n proud), I suffer from Hypothyroidism and take medication, allergic to B12, I go to the gym 3 days/week. I eat only vegetables, grains and fruits during the week but will eat meat on weekends. I’m a foreigner living in the Dominican Republic, we have very good doctors but none have been able to put the finger on what I have or explain the pain in my legs. Could it be nerves being pinch, could it be the fungus, could it all come from the root canal (maybe mercury removal), why do I feel pain in my heart but nothing can be found, why did I have Erythema. I haven’t felt healthy for the past 5 years and it’s really starting to weight on my emotions, always having to deal with the pain in my legs and some new symptoms popping up during this time. Really I don’t know where to turn anymore, I try to keep my mind busy to forget about the pain but it’s too strong and it gets me nervous to feel this pain in my heart. Any help, comments or suggestions will be most appreciated. Thank you

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  • Does the pain in your legs go away after a few steps ? I have EN caused by carcoidosis ( a common cause) I have had three strong flare ups on my legs BUT never on the BACK of my legs(this is usually not found in the limited literature on EN. My pain felt like standing on a fractured leg but would subside after a few painful steps. Do you have the same type of response ?
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