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i cant get a diagnosis pls help

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  • Posted By: dyer1969
  • October 8, 2006
  • 06:34 PM

i had pins and needles and numbness and feelings going through my body like bee stings,for over a year now,been to a neuro surgeon and was told they didnt know what was wrong,i get really hot with this which makes it worse.please help:(

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  • My husband gets this too. He has been diagnosed w/ carpal tunnel and we do not believe that is it. We treat him for inflammation and when he gets a steroid injection it helps for a week or two.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • October 9, 2006
    • 03:29 AM
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  • a disease that is often overlooked by the medical community is ankylosing spondylitis, before you have some very very expensive tests, have the test to detect this disease, If you are positive for the HLA 27B gene then you may have AS. The test costs about $150. if i was to add up how much money i have spent overthe years being tested for lupus. ms etc etc, well you don't want to know. i have had pins and needles for 2 years now 24/7. i have been very ill for 6 years. my first symptoms were when i was 17. this is a chronic illness. people who are positive for the HLA 27B are predisposed to haveing AS, having the gene alone casues you to feel pain more than the average person. it is like having an amplifier in your body, it affects the joints tendons and ligaments. so if there is anyone out there who has gone without a diagnosis i beg you to take this simple test, it effects everyone differently. women are usually overlooked, men are more than likely to have it three times higher, but in my family both my sister and i have it and unfortunately i have passed the gene onto two of my sons, i have five children so its fifty fifty. When you go to the doctor, tell him/her what bothers you the most, try to be specific. most doctors cannot diagnose parathesis, it is a benign condition, thre is always an underlying condition. you need to write questions down on a piece of paper, so you don't get muddles.. Do you suffer from fatique, do you sleep well, do you have morning stiffness. these are questions that you will be asked, and always get a second opinion. and find out why they want to run these tests, they can be so expensive, sometimes it is best to wait and see if you have any other symptoms. good luck and god bless
    copbond1 2 Replies
    • October 9, 2006
    • 07:22 AM
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  • thanks for ur message im lucky to live in england where we dont get charged for hospital tests,my doctor says its due to my diebetes but i dont get it on my feet just in patches of my body including my face with numb lips and tong it is painful and depressing i will go and see my doctor about what you said thanku so much and goodluck to u toox
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • October 9, 2006
    • 11:20 AM
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