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Old 07-07-2014, 05:08 PM   #1
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Possible nerve pain and other muscle symptoms

Hey! So I'm 19 and looking for answers and suggestions. In winter 2013 I was overcame with severe weakness and shakiness, mostly in my legs. Then when I would smile the mouth would shake. Both of these symptoms have improved, especially since university started.

During the school year I had symptoms such as a particular finger or limb shaking, painful swallowing, a either swollen or droopy eyelid (only lasted for a day or two), very weak arms (off and on, but haven't bothered me in months), tremoring legs, heart racing when standing (got better). Most recently I have been getting light headed/dizzy, although not as bad as when it started in May and also painful skin like irritation and sensitivity, mostly in my hands/fingers, but also in my feet. I used to have tons of patches of skin that was sensitive, but that has gotten better.

The irritation started in my fingers, whenever I picked something up my fingers felt tingly. That got better for a day, then my whole hand felt sensitive. A few days later it started in my feet. I get occasional pins and needles, but nothing anywhere thats very bad. I also don't get like.. lightening shooting pain.

I've had SO many tests! Everything always comes back normal. And I figured it was some bout of chronic fatigue or something... especially since I improved a lot within the first year. With this new pain in especially my hands, I know I need to get a better idea of what I'm dealing with. YES, I HAVE been to a doctor! The first one said anxiety, so I started taking 10 mg of citalopram daily for three weeks. I DO have HIGH anxiety, but I felt like they just were brushing off my problem. I saw a doctor today and he's not sure what it is, but did retest my thyroid. If that test is fine I am going to be referred to a neurologist to have my nerves tested.

I am SO SCARED! Any idea what this could be? I want my life back, I have so many things I still want to do. Can any nerve damage be corrected if I catch it early enough? Any input of ideas of what I could look into?

THANKS SO MUCH! This is a really long post and I commend anyone who read through all of it. thankssss

p.s. I did have an MRI spring 2013 and it was normal!

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