Hey, all. First post here, I hope you guys/girls/ambiguities can help me.
2 months ago, I went to see my local clinician, complaining of severe pain in my right leg, along the hip to the knee. It had started a few days ago, as I woke up in terrible pain. The clinician took an interest in my case, and paid for my taxi ride to the local hospital, where he ordered a Doppler ultrasound to be performed on both my legs. DVT was ruled out; no blood clots. I returned to him a week later, still in incredible pain. he prescribed me 5/375 Percocet (I'm taking 2-3 a day, depending on pain intensity), and refered me to a rhumetologist. The rhumetologist (who, I feel compelled to add, was a ******s of an old man) ran whatever physical tests he would, periodically cutting me off when I tried explaining my symptoms, and told me that he had no idea what was wrong with me, with a hint of dissent in his voice. (It should be noted that I'm rather sarcastic, as well as that I have a real problem taking authority in stride. I almost offered him one of the Percocets prescibed to me, to get him to "chill out", as it were, so that I could get a word in. Thankfully, my sense of self-preservation said "no".) He told me to schedule an MRI, and to wait it out, mentionning something about some kind of hernia. Now, MRIs are free up here in Canuckistan, but the waiting list is 3 months long, at best. That, and my mother is unrelenting on comparing me to House wherever she can, and, much like herself in general, it's really ticking me off. I want to know what your opinions are on the matter, and see what you all think.
Here's some personal information: I'm an 18-year old Child Studies student attending a Canadian college. I aspire to switch into Health Sciences, and someday, maybe, become a doctor. My interests are Political Science and Education.
Here are my symptoms, in a neat list form:
1. Myalgia in the right thigh
2. Muscle weakness in the right thigh (so much so that I often cannot walk without a cane, crutches, et cetera)
3. Trouble sleeping*
4. Restless sleep**
5. Stress (likely stemming from school, amplified by this leg issue)
Please, wrongdiagnosis.com community, help me.
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