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  • Posted By: frustratednurse
  • June 30, 2009
  • 04:27 AM

:confused: I have been having what I feel are neurological symptoms for over a year. Right now I have weakness in my R leg such that if I don't lock my knee it will "give out", I have bad vertigo this time, I am walking into walls, I have fallen, I feel like I can't control my gait at all. I have tingling in my feet and fingers that moves around and comes and goes. Today I experienced Raynaud's phenomenon where the tip of one of my fingers went totally numb, turned white then blue, then red again. I have seen neurologists, neurosurgeon, cardiologist and of course my PCP. He is the only one who seems to believe there is something real going on with me. The others have said stress, depression, and my friend the neurosurgeon said it is one of the rare degenerative diseases that will finally get diagnosed when the symptoms get bad enough (NICE!) I of course have researched as much as I can online and have decided that all symptoms point to MS but so far I've had MRIs and CTs that show no lesions. My blood work has been inconclusive. Today my PCP is leaning more toward RA, Myocitosis or another Autoimmune because of the Raynauds. I am so frustrated and confused. I want a diagnosis so that I can begin treatment if there is any or deal if there isn't. Anyone else had a similar problem???

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  • This is my first time posting so forgive me. I did not mention that I am a 37 y/o female. Please any MDs out there, your advise is greatly appreciated.
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