Since March 3, I have been experiencing extreme pain in my left outside ankle, right on the bone. The pain feels like I'm being electrocuted, lasts only a few seconds but can repeat short intervals for hours. EXTREMELY painful and debilitating! Brings me to my knees, literally screaming and anything and everything that I may be holding or on my lap if I am seated goes flying. I am on Percocet for the pain, which I only take when the 'shocks' are really bad (usually will take 1/2 or 1 pill every other day, but at times 2 -3 days in a row).
I have had nerve/muscular tests this past Friday the 18th, which showed nothing. The neurologist suggested I see an orthopedic, but I really do not think this is an orthopedic issue. Bloodwork showed negative for autoimmune diseases, (for which I am thankful), but did show a lower number than normal (but not critically low according to the nurse) for my thyroid. X-rays of my ankle showed nothing.
Two things that may or may not be relative: I have gained about 10 lbs. in the last 4 months (don't weigh myself regularly so didn't even know) and I have had irregular menstrual bleeding lasting over 20 days (occurring right now and back in November 2010)
I am at a complete loss. I am a healthy 41 year old personal trainer, very active and fit. I do not smoke or drink, I eat a well-balanced diet. If anyone can offer up suggestions or shed some light on this, I would sure appreciate it. Will be making appt. with a GP to see what she suggests and maybe further look into the thyroid issue and the bleeding? Thanks so much!
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