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Maybe Cervical or Arthritic-like disease

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • May 9, 2011
  • 06:29 AM

My symptoms started as light cracking joints.
I also noted paresthesias on arms and legs after after waking.
I sometimes had back numbness caused by working with computer.
Symptoms had suddenly worsened.

I can’t sleep on any position, because I feel my cervical cracking, and immediately followed with paresthesias on arms/legs. They go from annoying pins, needles or lack of sensation to concentrated painful sensations
I tried many pillows and no pillow, but I can’t find one right position to sleep.

After some minutes sitting on chairs I feel ear pressure sensation, and dizziness. It is alleviated if I press my head (from upper to down) against my neck, with one hand.
I also suffer of diminished concentration.

I feel like my cervical vertebrae are loose, but it is not reflected on radiography.

I consulted a traumatologist, who ordered radiographies and blood tests. Both are normal. I was treated with meloxicam 15mg/day and pregabalina 75mg/day. It removed paresthesias for 2 weeks, but they returned.

I have no diagnosis. The doctor suggest that is psychosomatic, but I don’t believe it for a second. I’m sure is physiological. Joints don’t crack without reason, and paresthesias appear and disappear with body position, appearing to be caused by nerve compression.

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