Thank you for all of your replies. I truly appreciate all of the support and advice you have given to me. I also wish you all luck in finding remedies for your own pain.
I agree with the idea of getting 2nd opinions, or even numerous opinions from the same kind of doctors, but how the heck does anyone see a doc in a reasonable time frame these days? I saw 2 specialist in an entire year. It's SO FRUSTRATING..
So far, I have seen doctors at Toronto Western hospital, which is a teaching hospital. The orthopedic surgeon specializes in feet and ankles. My mother is saying to give it a bit more time and to try the physiatrist, but then she will take me to the U.S... so we can pay an arm and a leg, but also receive some health care without waiting 6 months to see a doc.
I really hope the physiatrist or physiologist can diagnose me. However, I'll probably be waiting another 4 months before I even get in to see them. In the mean time, I am going to see a very highly recommended physio therapist to see if he can help me with exercises. This holiday has been good in the sense that I have been staying in bed with my legs up or doing physio. This has been somewhat helpful. In addition, I am only taking advil. I stopped taking everything else the doctors prescribed to me 6 months ago. The drugs I tried included, celebrex, meloxicam, T3, and lyrica.. they made me stop menstrating, I got terrible sun poisoning, and got acne all over my face and back (as if I was 15 again).. in addition, celebrex made me almost suicidal. Before all of this pain and drugs stuff happened to me, I was the most level headed, happy person... so, I stopped taking every drug, and sat in my bath tub for hours and hours. For some reason, the hot water reduced my pain far better than any of the pain killers anyways. I also make sure my ankles are warm at ALL times.. if they get cold, the pain is 5 times worse. So, I wear socks, slippers with orthotics, and leg warmers.
My aching pain has somewhat changed to be a little less, but now paired with a pinching type pain that migrates around different areas of my ankles. I think the physio exercises is causing some changes.
Whatever it is, it can hide from 2 MRIs and 2 Bone Scans and an ultrasound.. incredible. Every health professional I've spoken to says .." hmm, an MRI shows everything though..." IS THIS TRUE? Does anyone have ideas of what an MRI can't see? and what a bone scan can't see?? The radiologist who looked at my bone scan said it is plantar fasciitis, but thats not correct. so, it has to be something else...
Next week, I am going to see a chiropractor as well.. friends of my keep suggesting, so I figure it's worth a shot.
I will update after I see the physiologist to let you know if they find anything.. please cross your fingers for me.
and best wishes for 2012,