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10 doctors and still no diagnosis - or why do socks hurt my ankles?

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • April 24, 2008
  • 00:43 AM

I am 52 yr. old female. symptoms began around Christmas, 4 months and 10 doctors later, have found no answers. First symptoms were tingling in feet and arms, which spread into hands within two weeks. Seen by two neurologists with no definite conclusions. Symptoms now include joint and muscle pain, pain in fingers, burning mouth, swollen right side sinus cavity often accompanied by pressure in right ear and extremely dry skin. Strangest of all is that socks I have had for years now leave impressions in my skin and actually hurt. So does wearing any of my 8 pairs of reading glasses cause an impression on the sides of my nose. Aside from the two neurologists I have had five set of blood tests (all normal except for a high amalyese reading), an EMG/nerve test, abdominal ultrasound, abdominal CT scan, barium test. They have ruled out diseases like fibromyalgia, arthritis, GERD (still waiting for the celiac results to come back).

Any ideas especially those of the indentions would be greatly appreciated. Could it be water retention even though the doctors have said that there is no swelling........


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