I have a question. I have been living with chronic pain for about
8 years now and just started going to the doctor in 2015. When I went to the doctor he ordered an
open MRI, that's when I got diagnosed with spondylothesis. The doctor then put me on a number of meds and that was that. The symptoms of my condition (for me) was manageable pain, numbness and tingling in my legs, feet, arms, and hands, very bad lower back pain and shooting pain from my back down my legs. Also I forgot to mention that my spondylothesis was into phase 2 (1 being the worst), look up images of it, it's bad. Anyway what I am trying to say is that I have a high pain tolerance and I could deal with the pain, while taking the meds. I moved and my insurance got dropped then picked back up after I moved, and I never found another doctor. At the beginning of this year around the end of Feb I started having really bad pain in my lower back to where I could not stand, sit, or lie down to get comfortable, it was bad the shooting pains down my l
BakersTasha88: Legs got way worse and then my legs started giving out on me with no warning or signs. So I went to the hospital they did blood work, i waited I. That hospital for 7 hours with two young kids so we said forget it and left. about
20 mins later I get a call from the hospital with a frantic doctor wanting me to come ASAP and get and MRI done of my back bc he said my sed-rate levels were 106. So the next day u had the MRI done they said I didn't have a spinal fluid blockage and told me to see a family doctor. So I set up an appointment with a family doctor they did bloodwork and said my sed rate levels were at 118, the highest the doctor has ever seen he said in his 15 years of being a doctor. So he puts me on meds that don't even help really at all with the pain, and set me up an app. with a neurologist.
BakersTasha88: I go see this neurologist they swnd me for blood work for an ANA TEST and he wanted me to schedule an MRI of my brain and neck. That was last week l, I just got the results back from the ANA TEST and it said everything is normal. So my question is how can my sed rate levels be so high and this ANA TEST be normal. Sorry I wrote so much just wanted to give a little background in case that would help. Any help or comments would be greatly appreciated. I don't understand alot of this and my doctors sure don't explain well. Thank you for your time. Tasha