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   Posted 12/30/2017 9:09 PM (GMT -6)   
I was healthy and active until I graduated high school. I have been living with my leg going numb and pain my whole life. They said it was growing pains. I finally went to the doctor, an orthopedic surgeon I went to when I was in high school and healthy, but when I win again I was overweight and unhealthy but I finally couldn’t handle the pain anymore and the numbness in the tingling and then I had a small spot of my spine that felt the same way well the doctor just that I was overweight and I need to lose weight. I told him I wasn’t overweight my whole life look at the charts it’ll show you. But he didn’t care and he said come back after you lose weight. So I waited 2 1/2 hours her doctor tell me I’m overweight which hello anybody that’s overweight knows they are. And spent $60 for him to tell me the same darn thing come on now hopefully find a doctor one day I’ll be all the best

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   Posted 1/3/2018 8:21 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Fishergirl: Yes, seems we all come across doctors that sometimes have us shaking our heads at times! I've had to do some doctor switching over the years.

Sherrine has suggested here several times to look for board-certified doctors; I think that's a good idea. Have you tried a neurologist, being you are dealing with numbness? Maybe a rheumatologist? I had very severe numbness many years ago and underwent some tests. it felt good to rule out various conditions, though my condition remains non-specific--fibro and "something" neurological going on.

I hope you can find someone to help you much more than your previous doctor. Best wishes and keep us posted.
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   Posted 1/6/2018 1:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi, Fishergirl, and welcome! Somehow I missed your post! I'm so sorry.

I'm sorry you have had this experience but the good news is that hopefully you will never darken this doctor's doorstep again. He just guessed what he thought was wrong...without any testing...and charged you! So we now know why he became a doctor!

Please find a good doctor. I would suggest you start out with a rheumatologist. They deal with muscle and joint pain. I have some numbness in my fingertips and it's caused by my back issues. I had tremendous pain that ran down my legs into my calves also. I had to use two canes to walk. But once I saw the rheumatologist, and he ran a myriad of tests, I was diagnosed with ankylosing spondylitis and sacroiliitis along with fibro. He gave me a muscle relaxer called Robaxin that made a significant difference in my pain and now I can walk normally without pain.

If you do decide to see a rheumatologist, do your homework first. Make sure they are board certified and, if possible, they are also diplomates. According to one of my doctors, they have to take tests on the newest things in medicine to keep the title of diplomate. All of my doctors are board certified and also diplomates and I've never had better care! You also can check them out at and These sites tell where they were educated, if they have any claims against them, and there are patient reviews too.

Good luck on finding a good, caring doctor. Do let us know what happens because we do care about you.

I'm looking forward to getting to know you better. Don't hesitate to ask questions because we are here to help you. Hope to hear more from you soon.


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