I am 27 female. As of less than 6 months ago, I have DDD and Spinal Arthritis, 2 dehydrated discs and massive spasm over my lower spine, and a few pinched nerves. I am in Constant PAIN!! I have a ton of other unknown symptoms...
*Random Floating joint Pain, swelling, warm to touch. Extremely Painful!!
*Dizzy spells, Light headed, Hot Flashes/fevers, Feeling extremely Weakened
*Loss of Sensation, Numbness, Tingling, Burning, Pins & Needles in Hands, & Feet
* At times in back of skull once laying down for few minutes
*EMG test abnormal from fingers-above elbow and toes-mid shin
*Fingers/Hands and Toes/Feet turn completely purple or turn red with white blotchy spots
*Hands claw/cripple/fold up. Unable to move for long periods of time
*Shooting pains in hands/wrists/forearms
*Feet painfully, completely Lock up, have to crack to temp relieve pain (lasts seconds)
*Feet Pop & Crack when walking.
*Random Hot redness across bridge of nose, spreading to cheeks (not rosacea)
*Lot of Hair loss (globs of hair)
*Headaches (rarely ever had before)
*Overall stiffness and pain in morning!
*Paralysis "Episodes" Basically body stops responding to brain, collapse, unable to move, drooling, tearing, body stops breathing on own normally, gasping & shallow wheezing. Episodes went from 20min to around 45min-60+ minutes. At times unable to move different parts of body after "episode" is over. Ex- I couldn’t move from my waist to toes for 3 hours after "episode". No pattern to "episodes"
I am seeing a Neurologist, which is proving to be less and less useful. I saw a Cardiologist, Pulmonary Specialist, and rheumatologist. The Rheumatologist doc saw me twice, and said since I didn’t have any flares while at the 2 visits... he said nothing was wrong with me from a Rheumatology stand point. He also said that "the issues with my feet were normal, and everyone has to crack some parts of their body at times." I'm 27 yrs. old! That isn’t NORMAL! And my Neurologist said that I NEED to be seen by a Rheumatologist Doc. I am in Sooo much pain DAILY! I’m a Married, stay at home Mother of a 4 yr old and 6 yr old, I just want to be able to play with my kids, have the energy and Chi to get out of bed/off the sofa and Give family the Mommy/Wife they have known! We decided to have our children early so I would have the energy to do anything with my children! My Neurologist put me on Metaxalone 30mg (3x day) Tramadol 50mg (3x day) and Hydrocodone 7.5 as needed, and recently Gabapentin 300mg (night) She was giving me 90 Hydrocodone per month, and in the month of July she was ONLY in the office 1 time!(7-12-11) which she then only gave me a script for 20 hydrocodone. She said to use them for the "Break through pain" which is every day!! So now I have no pain I meds for past month, and I'm not a "Pill Head" I ONLY want to not be in pain ALL DAY & NIGHT!! I can’t sleep because of how much pain I’m constantly in!! I go days, week+ without any sleep, I’m getting a sleep study done next week. But I’m soo FRUSTRATED!!! I just want a doctor who ACTUALLY Listens to me, and doesn’t think I’m making things up JUST to get pain pills! I just want to get better, want to go one day without being in SEVERE PAIN!! Seems like they give any DERELICT a piece of paper to be a doctor!! GRRRRRRR! I need HELP PLEASE!!!!!!! I'm starting to lose hope and faith in the medical system and doctors!!