Hadenough wrote:Hi everyone and thank you in anticipation for reading my post. Last July I suffered a bad flu virus and about two weeks later started getting strange symptoms. I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia and after finally getting to see a pain specialist early this year, I was told that he thought that was an incorrect diagnosis and that I needed to see a neurologist. Two previous rheumatologist discharged me as they said there was nothing they could do for me. I was unable to handle the Lyrica. I have now seen the neurologist and all blood tests came back normal. I am waiting for MRI results.
My problem is that since July I have been in excruciating pain in legs, back and shoulders, my legs wobble, I go to the toilet 100 times a day, suffer from either constipation or diarrhea , terrible migraines, blurry vision, body trembles, weird sensations ie. itching, crawling, water running down legs, burning. Back in august, I lost my eyesight for a few minutes. Nothing has got any better over time. My reflexes were hyper on one side, and my right side was weak. I also suffer from insomnia and extreme fatigue. My doctor doesn't really offer any relief and tells me to hang in there, I have been hanging I there for months without any relief, I cry to myself at night when the pain is so unbearable. I don't know what to do. I still have three weeks till my net neuro exam, both my neuro and pain doctor saidd it sounded like ms. Any suggestions please, would be much appreciated. I have the vitamins, eat healthy and rest as much as possible. Thank you.
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
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