I am a female, age 55. Symptoms (started in 2001, got worse):(: 1-Soreness across back of pelvis. 2-Tremendous leg muscle stiffness/heaviness and burning; Gets worse when standing/walking. After 20 minutes; pain is severe, legs get heavier/weaker. I drag legs, hard to lift them. Pain stops when sitting, stiffness/heaviness subsides slowly. I have slow, wide based gait. I cannot do squats, climb steps, or stand on one leg. 3-Upper back stiffness (unable to turn over in bed). 4-Stiff neck. Pressure in head and ears. 5-Momentary painless pulses in brain, causing head to ***k slightly, while vision goes dark. It happens few times a day, then stops for months. DOCTOR IGNORES! (Also: blurred vision-getting worse). 6-Daily brief rashes. Morning muscle stiffness. Stiffness after sitting (hard to get out of chair). Hand weakness, and trembling. Tests: CBC, MET, SED, TSH, CK, and RA-normal. MRI (lumbar): multi-level DDD, foraminal encroachment, facet disease, several hemangiomas, sclerosis at symphysis pubis, phleboleths in pelvis, and borderline stenosis (L4-L5). X-Ray (thoracic): curvature of mid-thoracic spine, severe scoliosis in lumbar spine, mild dorsal kyphosis, moderate osteophytes, and vacume phenomenon at several disk levels. Doctor found: OA in both hands, knees and ankles, joint hypermobility syndrome, mid-thoracic joint dysfunction, and sacroiliac joint dysfunction. What is causing leg function impairment, vision darkening, and feeling ill every day? What tests have doctor's missed? Please help!Reply Follow This Thread Stop Following This Thread Flag this Discussion
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