Try to make long story short - I posted over 9 months ago - many people suggested I had Hashimato's (sp?). See following list of recent symptoms. I have seen over 8 different Dr's - PA's. One symptom was severe neck pain left side - MRI done a month ago, thought it was my artery - received letter "Good news, nothing is wrong with your neck. Meanwhile after only 10 short minutes in MRI both arms went numb. All symptoms below started to go away finally in Jan after I started taking B complex - for three weeks I finally was my old self - felt normal (except for both arms still go numb at night while sleeping). Last week I got major tired during day, so bad I was walking into walls and falling asleep while driving. That weekend symptoms started coming back and last 5 days. Worst symptoms were extreme panic attacks one day and the rest of the week an all over achey feeling all day long that wouldn't improve unless I exercised. Also soarness in both sides of neck and facial area - totally unable to focus and brain foggy - even left my purse in store. Thankfully today I'm a bit better still this achey/numbness in neck and head. Saw a PA today - first thing she tells me is that there can't be anything wrong with my neck as it would of showed up in MRI. Complained about the ongoing numbness in both arms when laying down or sleeping - finally she reread my MRI and announced that they were so busy looking at my artery, they overlooked the disk hernia in my central neck. Will send me to a specialist for that. I went on to tell her about my other symptoms and she cut me off constantly! Finally got out that I plan to get back to work but don't see how considering the spells of fatigue and all over achiness. She started to ramble on how long it would take me to get on disability until I stopped her telling her I don't want to be on disability. She quickly diagnosed me with fibromyalgia and sent me on my way. To note this was about a 10 minute office visit and she refused to listen to all my symptoms. This coming from one of the top hospitals!!!!
I will ignore previous symptoms and only mention most recent in the past three months:please excuse spelling I'm having one of my brain freeze days.
periods of fatigue (normally I'm high strung and don't stop all day and can stay up till 2 am)
several weeks ago muscle spasms in left leg that last well over a week
muscle spasms under left rib, lasted 2 days
tingling in feet/hands
numbness feet/hands sometimes legs
extreme numbness in arms mostly while sleeping making it hard to sleep
horrible all over achiness that lasts many days - only a hot bath or exercise helps\
sharp pains in left jaw, sometimes behind left eye, only happens once a few months.
hypoglocemia (I'm not a big eater)
all day spells of being unable to focus, forgetfullness/can't make decsions
sometimes a low grade fever
When I wake up in the morning it feels like either I was hit by a truck or my body is full of cement - this pretty much tells me I'm going to have a bad day.
extreme painful gas (gall stones?) couldn't get off couch for 4 hours
When I'm having a bad week, I generally have all of the above. Yet, 90% of the symptoms went away for over three weeks?
At this point now knowing I have something wrong with the disk in my neck - i'm thinking the arm numbness at night is from that and all other symptoms are related to something else.
My bad luck I lost my job and insurance a year ago, I can't go see whoever I choose, I'm at the mercy of any DR that will see me. At this point I seem to have symptoms for MS, fibromyalgia, hashimato's, B 12 defciency and countless other conditions. I need a diagnosis asap so I can get a decent job as right now I can't imagine who the heck will hire me if I'm having one of my days and I can't even remember how to spell. I'm a woman in my early forties - normally very optimistic - full of energy. Any help very much appreciated - also any suggestions on how to get Dr's to take you seriously and actually listen to ALL of your symtoms.
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