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18 years old with chronic symptoms, no diagnosis... help

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  • Posted By: mikeg7103
  • June 24, 2008
  • 11:32 PM

I was diagnosed with anxiety disorder four years ago. For about two weeks now I have been experiencing these symptoms:
Headaches
Sharp pain in head especially by the eyes
Pain in head when I move it
Tight neck
Red Blotches on my skin that come and go and itch
Blurred vision
Warmness in the legs and feet and hands
Occassional difficulty swallowing
Stiffness in my hands
shaking in the hands
Tightness in legs.

I went to the Er and they took blood work and it all came back fine. I went to a neurologist they performed a mri of the head and the neck and that came back fine.
I went to my primary doctor and she told me it is just anxiety and that the symptoms are all in my head. My father feels the same way and now I am taking adavan. Adavan is taking the edge off but the symptoms have not improved at all, I know that these symptoms are real but my family and my primary doctor are using my history of anxiety as the reason I am having these symptoms.
I am depressed because noone on my family besides my aunt is on my side, she is taking me to a rheumatologist and for a follow up with the neurologist.
Btw when my father took me to the ER and they wanted to perform a spinal tap he told them no because he felt all of these sypmtoms are in my mind.
Please write any suggestions or what my condition could possibly be.
Thanks

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