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undiagnosed after 3 yrs of pain

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • January 24, 2007
  • 03:57 AM

Im a 31 yr old female suffering with chronic pain. I have explained my symptoms to a podiatrist, Fly MD, internist, neurologist, and GYN, and still have no answer. I have had a normal EMG, low lumbar MRI, and all bloodwork so far are normal.
My symptoms typically are wrose in am's when I get up. No improvement with movement like RLS. Im to young for PVD so what do I have.

Symptoms include: Feet have the sens of a bruise or several brusies without any seen bruises or marks; numbness at times running upward, the fat pad in my foot arch hurts like I stepped on a rock. Also feel burning sens. I also tend to be fatigued a lot and have back and neck pain.
Outside of my leg pain, about 1 yr after these symptoms occurred I gained over 40 lbs. I dont know if this is a contributing factor or not.

My symptoms are there all the time and worsen at times...sometimes worse for days or weeks. I have tried logging food habits, my monthly cycle and have not seen anything that fits. My doctor's have no clue and I cant continue any longer...please help diagnose me or tell me who I should see next..

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  • are you taking any meds?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 24, 2007
    • 05:00 AM
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  • Weight gain and other unexplainable symptoms are associated with thyroid problems. Get a throid panel done.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 24, 2007
    • 06:00 AM
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  • are you taking any meds?not taking any meds...Im boggled and am running out of things to think of...
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 24, 2007
    • 08:30 PM
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  • Weight gain and other unexplainable symptoms are associated with thyroid problems. Get a throid panel done.I've had 2 thyroid panels done 1 was 2 yrs ago and the last was Nov 06...normal both times.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 24, 2007
    • 08:31 PM
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  • I have the same symptoms. I was recently diagnosed with hypothyroidism. The stone bruise feeling in feet subsided after meds started. i had 3 0r 4 profiles done overa 10 year period before I was finally diagnosed. Once told "borderline" but not perscribed meds. If you are experiencing other symptoms such as Nauseavomitiingstomach swelling and extreme pain (sporatic)digestion problemscolon problems like diarrea or constipation or bothsudden sleepiness or weaknessemotional roller coaster feelingsyou may want to read other posts on this panel. some of these areReal Dr House?Help for my 5 yr old daughterSevere abdominal pain and a few others
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 7, 2007
    • 08:55 PM
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  • ask your doctor about tests for imbalances (adrenal, lymph, hormone,) cushings?, etc and also look into endometriosis. it can cause the pain and symptoms like what you describe.
    kamsae 88 Replies
    • February 11, 2007
    • 05:17 PM
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  • Hi, I experienced pain like this about 11 - 12 years ago, no one could tell me what it was. I would get out of bed in the morning and it would feel like someone had taken a baseball bat to my feet at night. I didn't want to touch my feet to the floor. It went on for about 8 years. I went to a Podiatrist, who told me part of it was heel spurs and told me he could remove them or give me the heel inserts. I tried the heal inserts, they really did help after awhile, they take awhile to get used to though. It has been awhile, but I think I also went to an accupunturist that helped with that too. However, I was able to get rid of that pain and I no longer require the heal inserts, I only had to wear them for about 6 months or so. If yo try them, buy the "blue gel" ones. They feel kind of weird at first, but you do get used to them. Good Luck!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 17, 2007
    • 03:20 PM
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