I was told that I don't have Fibro. When I saw the Rheumy a month ago, she did a thorough exam, & ordered bloodwork. The bloodwork came back completely normal.
I am seeing the Neuro tomorrow. There are things going on in the spine, but nothing serious, or I would have received a call by now. There's more going on in the cervical spine than in the lumbar.
The burning sensation in my feet/legs drives me crazy. I fail to understand just why the culprit is so difficult to find. After extensive & exhaustive research, I've learned that EMG & NCD does not check for small fibre neuropathy, & a lot of EMG & NCD tests can give off a false negative. Pins/needles most definitely is a nerve symptom, yet things in the lumbar spine don't seem to indicate the problem would originate from there.
I'm of two minds to ask the Neuro for a doppler, skin biopsy or to be tested for small fibre neuropathy. I also need piece of mind to know if the progression of my symptoms can be stopped. I now have sensations in my right arm (probably due to severe neural foraminal stenosis), & the odd pins/needles in my facial area.
I realise that damage to nerves can't be healed or it would take a long time for them to heal on their own, but surely progression can be stopped.
I do apologise in advance if this posting is in the wrong area, but in Neurology, there doesn't seem to be a slot for me to post this.
Any and all comments would of course be welcomed! Thanks in advance!!!