I am a 28 year old female, and after visiting 7 different doctors and having all sorts of tests, I was diagnosed with peripheral neuropathy in my feet.
My problem began about 5 years ago when my feet would hurt and burn all over after standing on them for an hour or so....then it became a half hour....now it is only a few minutes and I want to sit down.
I thought it was circulatory at first, they feel so hot sometimes, but an echo cardiogram in my chest, legs and feet showed normal (would laying down during that exam make a difference vs standing?).
It sometimes feels like the blood makes it down to my feet ok, but not back up.
Anyway, the last dr I visted was a neurologist who did a nerve conduction study and said it was abnormal. He then did a bunch of blood tests including diabetes and heavy metals posioning, thyroid, immune diseases etc. Nothing.
So I was told that all I could do is cope. But I can't help thinking that it is not neuropathy. There is no history in my family. The dr said it could be a mutation in my dna.
I wonder if it is metabolic, or kidney related.
I do have problems with energy, and the only other outstanding symptom that bothers me and has not been diagnosed is frequent, sometimes urgent, urination. That has gone on for a few years-and it seems to be worse with age as well.
Anyway, I have no other issues with my health except those just mentioned. I am slim to average build, so weight on my feet shouldn't cause this much pain-but I can't even go grocery shopping anymore without wanting to sit down. Even talking to co-workers gets painful if I am standing in the hall.
I am dreading the rest of my life because it seems this is only getting worse. If anyone knows anything, please please let me know or point me to someone who does.
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