Thanks up front for the advice. I don't know what's wrong, neuro didn't find anything and told me to come back in two months. There's the anxiety, naturally, and the problem is still here, of course, though it seems a bit better now, like it hit its low and I'm mending in some way.
I tried the Neurotin again last night, I was OK today, not bothered by the pain as much, but then the nerve pain hit again around 4pm so I took the Xanax.
I've got no clue what's wrong.
The first doc I saw said the numbness down my arm, thingling, severe ulnar nerve pain was from a pinched nerve in my neck, MRI shows herinations and some nerve root compression. I asked why my leg hurt and he said I probably had the same problem lower down my back. No MRI for those areas.
That weird nerve pain started in right arm, was there four or five days, moved to my left arm and down my leg where it's been growing on more two now. Neuro did an EMG and nerve conduction study and an MRI, he has no idea. He said I do not have ALS and that's all he said. What do I have? I mean something is going on, for sure, but what????
I wish to hell I knew. I'm going to ask for a Lyme test. My regular bloodwork was good. I'm going to allergist and immunologist next week to turn over another stone. I get really whacked out nerve pain, muscle cramps, strange bodywide muscle fasculation (even in my neck and ear, stomach) etc., I didn't even a begnin muscle fasciliation diagnosis from the doc, I got nothing. So either I go for a second opinnon or wait it out.
I'm going the immunologist route. Doc did see some white spots on my brain MRI, which he said may be normal for me. My mother has MS and she was diagnosed at 45, I'm 41 so I was kind'a expecting to hear that, the two of us are identical in our medical issues, sadly. But, for now, this is mystery diagnosis. And ya wonder why I need a Xanax? I just want this to go away and not come back. At this point, whatever this is should be paying me rent.