Burning legs, tightness in torso, aching b/t spine and scapula
35 year old female. Almost 2 months ago, it started with my left foot "falling asleep," and the feeling grew up my left leg, to my right (although I feel it more intensely on the left) and around my torso/lower ribcage. For about a week, it felt like a boa constrictor was around my ribcage, and it subsided to a strange "ace bandage" feeling.
I never thought it would be related, but I also have a dull, sometimes throbbing ache between my spine and right shoulder blade. Since I work at a desk, I thought it was carpal tunnel. Over the summer, I remember my hand being tingly and my wrist aching, my shoulder blade aching, and feeling like I had a bad upper back tooth. I thought it was 3 separate problems - I set up a dentist appointment and adjusted my chair at work, and after a few weeks, it all disappeared (except for the shoulder). I never even got the chance to get to the dentist.
My GP medicated me for anxiety when I first went in with the problem (my blood pressure was 180/124; it is usually 110/70) and set up a followup appointment for 4 weeks later. The pins and needles turned into a burning feeling by this time, so he (seemingly reluctantly) sent me to a neurologist.
A brain MRI (with and without contrast) ruled out MS for the time. I was prescribed a sleeping pill and muscle relaxer and told it was stress. It has not subsided, so I am going for a cervical spine MRI (without contrast) tomorrow morning.
My question is this - so far it has taken about 2 months, my symptoms not subsiding. Is my doctor moving fast enough to prevent permanent nerve damage?
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