I have a nearly 2 year history of strange symptoms and no diagnosis. It all began with neck and upper back pain which progressed to numbness and tingling in my extremeties. Recently I have also experienced unexplained bruising and dizziness. At times I have extreme fatigue, trouble concentrating, stumbling over words when I speak, generalized muscle pain and horrible mood swings. I've had no trouble sleeping - often experiencing the opposite (after 8 hours of sleep I can barely drag myself out of bed). Contrast MRI of the brain and cervical MRI revealed no abnormalities. Nerve conduction testing was reportedly normal. My TSH was just over 5 and I'm only 44 years old - seemed high but no one is concerned. On two different occasions I've had an elevated ANA titer (1:640, and 1:80) but further testing for lupus was negative. I've been referred from family practice to neurology to rheumatology. The rheumatologist calls it fibromyalgia - I have a hard time believing it. None of it fits and I can't help but feel like there is something they've missed. I'm a professional who manages to work 40 plus hours a week despite all of the problems I've been dealing with. I'm a healthy weight, have been following a strict gluten-free diet for 3 months, and exercise regularly. If anyone has experienced something similar and can suggest further testing that might shed light on any of this, I'd be eternally grateful.Reply Follow This Thread Stop Following This Thread Flag this Discussion
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