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chronic pain for 7 yrs...dr.s unsure

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • March 22, 2007
  • 02:58 AM

My pain is Constant with intermittent episodes of increased pain. Increased pain lasting days or weeks at a time. Leg, foot, back and neck pain...with leg pain being the worst. Leg pain has different sensations at times. Legs burn, throbbing, heavy feeling, also feel like a tournicate on legs, also feel swollen with out any seen swelling, and feel bruised with out seen bruising.

Pain is progressively getting worse with each episode and my present bout has lasted 20 days so far...I have been having difficutly just walking for 10 of these days. Ive had difficulty walking when episodes for a few months now.

Dr.s cant seem to figure me out and I just cant live this way anymore.
I have seen my FLy Dr, a podiatrist, internal med dr, Chiropractor, my GYN and massage therapist about this.

EMG normal
Thyroid panel and sed rate normal
Lower lumbar normal
RLS and sciatica have both been ruled out
Had MRI & MRA today to rule out MS
Had a lot of new blood work done yest...still awaiting results

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  • ok, my MRI & MRA results of the brain are normal...No MS, No Aneurysms, No problems.Still waiting on rest of blood work.MRI/MRA of neck revealed 50% blockage of the LT common carotid arteryThis is unusual for my age...31 and they said the dr. will get back w/ me next week Could this blockage be related???
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  • Seven years. Check out this link, you may find answers there. lymenet.org , best wishes
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