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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • November 9, 2006
  • 07:01 PM

My husband has been told by countless doctors they dont know whats wrong with him. He is 34 yrs old. His symptoms are very bad varicose veins in feet and lower calfs, the skin on his feet is badly swolen, dicoloured, purple and red and scaley. Severe pain in lower legs when walking, muscle "twitches" in legs in random spots (mainly calves), Cramping and seizing of muscles in calves. Pain in center palms of hands, sometimes causing weakness in hands. Random "twitches" in arms, thighs and lower legs (He describes the twitches as feeling like you have put you hand over a buzzing fly). He suffers exhaustion, and suffers occasional feverlike sypmtoms. He said he feels like he hasnt slept even thought he has slept 8 hours.... He is an army veteran and has seen numerous doctors - Its not neurological says the best neurologist in kansas, but the doctor did say there was "some" nerve damage, then said he could not help my husband any further. Its not arthritis of any kind says a rhuematologist from the veterans army hospital, but a rheumatologist at the University of Kansas diagnosed arthritis - then other doctors dispute it.... Its not Lupus, its not an autoimmune disease, its not Psoriatic arthritis. All bloodwork is normal. MRI's came back normal. He does show in a bone scan very tiny fractures in his lower legs and a bone density test came back saying he has bones like he has ostioperosis - but the doctors dismissed it as a false positive test as they say he is too young to have brittle bones, and will not order further tests. The doctors give him pill after pill and the latest was a methadone pill, which didnt even ease the pain - now its antidepressants...
He had an injury to one leg, he broke it while running on assignment in the army - and he didnt know he broke it as he had his full kit on and kept running. Later it healed wrong because he just thought he twisted it. The symptoms started shortly after this injury, but also after receiving "shots" in the army to protect him from Anthrax. There is nothing else out of normal in his life that occurred at the onset of these symptoms.
Can anyone shed some light on this?

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  • Have you looked into Lyme Disease? Most of the symptoms seem to fit. See a lyme literate Dr and don't count on a test its a clinical diagnosis. Go to www.lyme.org to get more info.
    Sarah1969 2 Replies
    • November 9, 2006
    • 07:50 PM
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