HI Hopeful Welcome to Healingwell Chronic Pain Forum, you know there is so many things that could be causing your various symptoms. Stress and anxiety can often just make them worse, so with that said I would first off, please urge you not to do the ""what if"" mind games that we all find our selves doing at least once in a while. It will only drive you nuts in the end! However I would encourage you to keep a journal of your symptoms, time and date when they occur, and where and what they are, and how intense, and duration of the symptoms, and what you were doing when they started, and when what if any thing you done that helped relieve or end the symptoms. All the information you can supply your internist about
your symptoms, I'm sure will be of immense Help!
Just out of curiosity has any of your doctor's suggested you see a neurologist? Or having a good neurological work up done? Most of your symptoms you've mentioned sound neurological to me?. Is there a any neurological symptoms or conditions or diseases that run in either side of your family? Family medical histories can often prove very useful when trying to track down causes of symptoms.
Anyway I again want to Welcome you to the forum, And although stress and anxiety can cause allot of symptoms like this or make them worse, there are a few doctors that I feel are to quick to use this diagnoses instead of trying to get to the real cause. I guess what I'm trying to say is, if your unsure or uncomfortable with your doctor's work up or diagnoses or anything, remember they work for you! You hire them, you can also fire them, and go see somebody else for a second or even a third Opinion!! Remember you the patient sometimes have to be your own strongest advocate!!!
I wish you Well! I do hope you keep us informed of your progress. Good luck to You!
Moderator Chronic Pain
USAF retired in Sept.1991. I went back to school and became a licensed RN in 1994, I worked on Oncology and Med Surg, Disabled in late 1999, was approved SSD in early 2002! Diagnosed with: DDD and Multiple herniated Disks; Foraminotomy L3/4/5 Jan 2013; Posterior Articular Joint fusion Nov 2010; C5/6 ACDF Sep 2009; C6/7 ACDF 1985; Implanted pain Pump Jun 2014.
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