findingseeking wrote:But I’ll give a slight run down of what I have been dealing with.
I have chronic back pain. No injury or trauma. I don’t think this is necessarily related to possible ms, but it’s a large part of my life and what I deal with.
Abdo and lower spine mri mostly normal. Spot on liver that is benign. Some lower back stuff but nothing that corresponds to my pain.
Ct enterograpthy came back normal except for liver but MRI cleared those concerns.
I get head pain. A lot. Not a headache, I headache is a full all over head throb. But I get head pains. Small. Mostly in the back of my head or sometimes behind my eye. They last for days on end but don’t respond to headache meds. I never mentioned this to any doctor because I assume its normal. ( maybe it is/isn’t)
I have numbness often in my hand/arm. I have restless legs and numb legs some days. Some times for like a few days at a time I feel like my legs were hit by a bus. They are tight and hurt to the touch. I walk, but I walk awkwardly. And I can feel every single step. My hand recently went numb and I had what can only be explained as restless leg syndrome in my lower arm. For 6 hours in the middle of the day. This sent me to the ER because I had about a million twitches and spasms and couldn’t stop moving my arm, because it had to move and also the involuntary twitching makes me uncomfortable. I still have 50% loss of feeling in my half my hand. Its only been 4 days.
One of my eyes has been bright red for a month. No pain. But slightly blurry vision.
I have been seeing most things and a blur for a few years. If I could explain it it would be like seeing a lamp post and a half, but seeing a lot of things seems ok, some things I strain a lot. Ophthalmologist blew me off in 2011.
I am doing an apprenticeship for hairdressing. I drop things a lot. More than most people. Its hard for me to get my hand to cooperate. To make my fingers move and squeeze together, to manipulate tools. I laugh it off but its odd. I was a make up artist before and I am used to my fine motor being dead on.
Also all blood work came back normal. Nothing flagged as high or low. I supplement magnesium (300 mg a day) because it helps me sleep/ get my muscles to chill out, but im not deficient. I tried D but it made me feel crummy. I was taking about 4000iu a day. I also take a multi B but not on the regular. It gives me vitavom.
I also have lots of tremors. Not all the time but my hands and legs shake at times. My body feels fine and I feel ok but I simply shake.
As for fatigue. I have that. But I am a single student mother and haven’t known rest since before I got pregnant.
Anyways if anyone could let me know if its completely off the wall to even question this or I should ask the neuro im seeing in the new year to investigate this. ( seeing the neuro for the lumbar MRI, and hopefully will have EMG done on hand by then, as per loss of sensation in my hand)
Blood tests are commonly employed to check for vitamin deficiencies, toxic elements and evidence of an abnormal immune response.
Depending on your individual situation, your doctor may request certain laboratory tests to identify potentially treatable causes for neuropathy. These include tests for:
Vitamin B12 and folate levels
Thyroid, liver and kidney functions
Oral glucose tolerance test
Antibodies to nerve components (e.g., anti-MAG antibody)
Antibodies related to celiac disease
Hepatitis C and B
findingseeking wrote:thanks for the replies.
i had blood work done for antibodies related to celiac and they came back normal. it was less than a year ago that this was done. i also had 2 scopes done which were normal.
By whole grains i was talking about rice, corn, quinoa, buckwheat etc. all gluten free.
i was 100% gluten free for over a year, no cheats no slips and i didnt feel much better. when i went back to eating it for a while i didnt feel all that much worse either.
i choose to leave it out of my diet now because it keeps me eating cleaner and putting more thought into my choices.
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