Discussions By Condition: I cannot get a diagnosis.

no luck finding diagnosis

Posted In: I cannot get a diagnosis. 3 Replies
  • Posted By: lunarbaby86
  • January 9, 2007
  • 11:53 PM

My left foot is partially numb, I have recently started getting shooting pains through the arch and severe cramps and shooting pains in my calf. I have had 4 MRI's, a spinal tap, numerous blood tests. My doctor found nerve damage in both of my legs, degenerative arthritis, and a disc poking into my spine. She says that the arthritis and disc are not the cause of my leaden foot. She seems to be stumped, and I am frustrated! Multiple Sclerosis and diabetes have been ruled out. If anyone out there can provide any help, ideas, etc.... I would greatly appreciate it. I know I am not the only one in the world who is having or has had this problem.

Reply Flag this Discussion

3 Replies:

  • sounds like a pinched nerve to me. I have carpal tunnel in my wrists and the first thing they checked for when I started having numbess and pain was just that. have you had an emg? if not, i would suggest it
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • January 10, 2007
    • 00:13 AM
    • 0
    Flag this Response
  • I have had an EMG. Thanks for your suggestion. They are talking about sending me to the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota next. And I have another MRI and bloodwork coming up.
    lunarbaby86 1 Replies
    • January 10, 2007
    • 00:32 AM
    • 0
    Flag this Response
  • oh my god! i have been having the same problems for 7+ months. tons of tests have not indicated why. if you find out anything would you please let me know? i will do likewise for you thanks, cherylanne:(
    cherylanne 13 Replies Flag this Response
Thanks! A moderator will review your post and it will be live within the next 24 hours.

Signs of a Psoriasis Flare

Know the five types of psoriasis and how to spot flares.

How Diabetes Medications Affect Your Appetite

Newer diabetes treatments can suppress appetite and aid weight loss.

What to Do For Dry Mouth

Try these tips to get your salivary glands back into action.

The Painkiller – Constipation Connection

Constipation is a common side effect of opioid and narcotic pain medicines.

9 Signs of Sensitive Skin

Is it sensitive skin or something else?