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    Old 06-16-2016, 02:05 PM   #1
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    Neuropathy, so far unexplained

    Hoping someone out there reads this and has an inkling of what could be wrong with me.... March 25th I woke up to high anxiety, high blood pressure, lower back pain and heavy pressure in my heart area. Two hours of testing at my primary Doctor, nothing showing wrong. As the day progressed I could feel odd tingling a happening in chest area. Felt almost like when the dentist hits a root nerve, but it was in my body. For the past 2 months, I have experienced both slight lower back pain and nerve pain that has steadily increased in mostly my upper body. Went to orthopedist, had lumbar MRI, he sent me to physical therapy which of course did nothing to help. So he referred me to neurosurgeon who says my lumbar mRi, which is showing some disk hernia tin, still does not explain the nerve pain I am experiencing. I can't wear a bra, the seatbelt makes me want to scream and stray hairs hitting my neck are nervy too. He is now telling me I should see a neurologist - he did send me for a thoracic mri which I haven't gotten results back yet. The nerve issue is in my chest, my upper back and today I wanted to cry because I felt in my left thigh. It seems to be preach g more each day. The only relief I get is at bedtime where it seems to lessen immensely after lying down for 20 minutes. Could this be some kind of pinched nerve? Will it show on mri? Ready to scream, can't take much more! Any input appreciated!

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    Old 06-16-2016, 05:06 PM   #2
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    I understand your anxiety I am having a similar problem. Three weeks ago I started to feel numbness and tingling as if I had been sitting too long or had been riding a bike. This progressed down my legs to my feet, sometimes it feels like I am wearing really tight shoes I get shooting pains down my legs or my toes are curling up by themselves even though I am looking right at them and they are not moving. Both feet are almost entirely numb I can only feel hot or cold. I went to the doctor and they did an MRI of my lumbar region as well, found nothing other than some degenerative disks and the specialist assured me this could not be causing my symptoms. My GP though it might be periformis syndrome and prescribed Naproxen and muscle relaxants. The Naproxen made it worse now it is climbing up my torso to just above waist This is very scary, nothing like this has happened to me before. I have had some lower back pain in the past but nothing like this. I too have had a hard time finding answers to this. I am scheduled for a neck and brain MRI at the end of the month as I do have MS in my family. I am still searching for answers, I have seen many people that have had B12 deficiencies with the same problem. I don't believe I am diabetic(don't have any symptoms) but I may look at that as well. Hang in there, I am looking for answers as well and I will let you know if something comes up.

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