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Multiple disability symptoms-doctor does not know

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  • Posted By: jeanill
  • April 30, 2008
  • 07:17 PM

I am a female, age 55. Symptoms (started in 2001, got worse):(: 1-Soreness across back of pelvis. 2-Tremendous leg muscle stiffness/heaviness and burning; Gets worse when standing/walking. After 20 minutes; pain is severe, legs get heavier/weaker. I drag legs, hard to lift them. Pain stops when sitting, stiffness/heaviness subsides slowly. I have slow, wide based gait. I cannot do squats, climb steps, or stand on one leg. 3-Upper back stiffness (unable to turn over in bed). 4-Stiff neck. Pressure in head and ears. 5-Momentary painless pulses in brain, causing head to ***k slightly, while vision goes dark. It happens few times a day, then stops for months. DOCTOR IGNORES! (Also: blurred vision-getting worse). 6-Daily brief rashes. Morning muscle stiffness. Stiffness after sitting (hard to get out of chair). Hand weakness, and trembling. Tests: CBC, MET, SED, TSH, CK, and RA-normal. MRI (lumbar): multi-level DDD, foraminal encroachment, facet disease, several hemangiomas, sclerosis at symphysis pubis, phleboleths in pelvis, and borderline stenosis (L4-L5). X-Ray (thoracic): curvature of mid-thoracic spine, severe scoliosis in lumbar spine, mild dorsal kyphosis, moderate osteophytes, and vacume phenomenon at several disk levels. Doctor found: OA in both hands, knees and ankles, joint hypermobility syndrome, mid-thoracic joint dysfunction, and sacroiliac joint dysfunction. What is causing leg function impairment, vision darkening, and feeling ill every day? What tests have doctor's missed? Please help!

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