OK, this may sound goofy, but I'm a great one for trying to dx myself..lol The lower back pain from a 4 yrs ago accident and subsequent surgery, I understand. Nerve damage from scar tissue and so forth and also DDD lower spine and 3 hern cervical discs of several yrs duration, I understand.
The sx I'm going to describe are relatively new, about 6 mths duration, except the prolonged bleeding time and very easy briusing a yr and a 1/2 duration(had hemo workup with no findings of why I bleed like a stuck pig when cut and bruise like an over-ripe melon at the slights bump. Have a normal PT, so it's not from NASAIDS)
Started wtih slight tingling feet and hands, progressed to intense tingling of both, esp feet, which turned into burning and redness. It's constant now and at times quite painful in both. I was brought down low all winter with mono and was recently told that I have a sl enlarged(3cm) abd aorta. Sooooooo, I was just wondering if anyone here has the same or similar sx. My PM doc looked at them once an said"Oh, u have Reynauds" but I don't know if it's primary or perhaps secondary to something else. I know that Rey. by itself is not a biggie and I don't think twice about it, it's quite common. But my concern is that it could be secondary to a disease process. Saw my PCP about it and he put me on a low doseage of Lyrica a mth ago which has done very little to alleviate the burning and beet-redness.He also ref me to a neuro for nerve conduct. tests. If anyone else has these sx, I'd appreciate any input on what u did about it.
I am not my pain, it does not own me.