I haven't posted in a long while........things have been very busy. Over the past few months, I've helped birth three new grandbabies, and saw the passing of 3 loved ones......
Still no news on my dx. I did seek a second O. from a different neurologist about the bulging disks in my cervical spine that the neurologist had recommended surgury for.
Several of you had suggested I seek that before agreeing to a surgury that could make whatever it is i have worse.
This new Dr. said he does not think I need the surgury and it is not the cause of the problems i'm having.
He's been doing lots of blood tests, an EMG......he found I do have neuropothy, but is unable to find out why yet.
Sat. AM i woke up almost unable to walk. The worst spell I've had in about 5 or 6 years now. Even though I have the spells frequent, this was a really bad one.
I had severe pain in both my legs and feet, worse in the right one. Also, some pain in my arms and hands. The pain was so severe I cried, and I have a strong threshold to pain.
The pain was constant, but I also had very sparp pains as well. Also, my muscles were so tight, felt like a rubber band being stretched too far......
I was totally off-balance and unsteady......Yesteday AM we ended up in the ER, even though the pain was a small bit better.
After blood tests ( all came back normal- no infections) and some morophine, I was sent home to follow up with my Dr. He is now sending me to a Dr. out of town who works with the MDA Association.
This Dr. says he doesn't think it's MS because of no lesions, or he said it would be rather unlikley....... I'm also having the tightening around my upper stomach area alot now during this spell.
Any input would be appreciated. I'm so tired of hurting.