Male 34, 5 9 140 fit and healthy otherwise.
Minor car accident in October 2006, Intense physical therapy for 7 weeks, for back and leg pain. Decided to take saw palmetto for hair loss ( for 8 days maybe) and in early November started on Medrol dose pack ( metholprednisilone ) cured by back ache totally for 6 weeks. Currently on lexapro 15mg daily at night. Leg pain made worse with tingling, burning, cold sensation in feet. Coldness has now subsided and usually when sitting leg tingling occurs. Shortly thereafter hand tingling started, slight coldness in pinkie and ring finger. November 20th, Flu shot. Pain worse with leg ache, burning, coldness, almost like no circulation but internist said circulation was fine. Bloodwork fine no vitamin deficiency, no syphlis, no hiv, thyroid fine, sugar fine, and sugar over the last few months fine. cholesterol fine. So now 7 weeks have passed, fnished therapy, back ok but pain is back, leg pain mostly tingling and muscle twitching, though standing I feel better, foot pain slight when standing. Internist gives me Lyrica for peripheral neuropathy, seems to help though I get headaches when laying down in bed. Neurologist examined and said I looked fine though Im going for a nerve conduction study of arms and legs.
Im worried about the leg sensation of tingling, muscle twitch, a mild slight pain near my heart, though that might be heartburn from worrying. Orthopaedic surgeon said after MRI there is a herniated disc in spine and that causes pain in the lower section of my left leg as MRI shows that where the pain would be, I can differentiate that pain from this other pain, Surgeon said to see neurologist that the nerve pain in arms and legs, twitching etc is not from herniated disc. Neurologist sends for MRI of neck, nothing major there either. I asked if I would be dead in 6 months, neurologist said "not of this".
Does anyone have any suggestions? Possible medrol dose pack issues? Thanks