I am 25 years old, female and desperate for someone to help. I have been experiencing crazy symptoms for 10 years and still no diagnosis. It started with shoulder joint pain to the point that I literally had to use one arm to move the other. I also started having tingling and numbness in my hands and feet. At this point I was tested for lyme disease (neg) and had MRI of my low back which came back with signs of degenerative disk disease (no follow up has ever been done). For 4 years I suffered with no health insurance and symptoms continued to get worse over time. By 2 years ago I began to see doctors again (repeat bloodwork- all normal). Started getting tremors in hands and unsteady walking and vertigo all the time. New doc 1 1/2 years ago sent me to a rheumatologist who said I was too young to see him and to a neurologist. Neuro did EMG (sensory nerve damage on right side- no follow up) and MRI of my neck (primary care doc said possible spinal stenosis but again no follow up) and brain MRI (normal). Since then all new symptoms- spasms all over that can last for days VERY ANNOYING, biting the inside of my mouth when I talk or eat, EXTREME fatigue (probably chief complaint) night sweats, unsteady gait, dizziness, joint pain, memory problems and blurred vision. I can't get back to a new Neuro until June and my primary care doc seems fed up with me. I have been doing MS research and heard that open MRI's are not good for DX of MS. I would like to repeat the MRI's and also have a spinal tap. How do I do that when docs seem to think I am making all of this up? All of my docs say that there are definitely symptoms but don't know why and no one has offered any treatment of any kind. How long am I supposed to suffer- I feel like I am losing my mind. Please help.
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