I'm 63 years old and I have always been very healthy. Everything changed about 3 years ago. I had a large cyst removed from my right foot in 2013, and about that time I was told I had arthritis in both knees. In 2014 I experienced dizziness, heavy breathing, numbness in my left arm and a slight pain off and on in my chest. My mother died of a heart attack at 58 and she suffered with a twitching mouth. My father went on SS disability because of leg problems and he has had 3 heart attacks. Because of this history, I was sent to the hospital and, while there, I fainted. All the tests were okay for my heart and I was sick for about 2 months. About 6 mos. later, it happened again, and the heart specialist said I did not look good and put me in the hospital again. After extensive tests, they found my heart to be very strong; however, I was extremely ill leaving the hospital and could barely make it to the car. My blood pressure was fine lying down, but went down when I got up. I was still determined to make it home and I did. They diagnosed me with vertigo, and, again, I was sick for about 2 months with extreme fatigue. I then found that I could not walk the two blocks from my car to work and I felt I was going to fall if I did not take my shoes off (which I did and it was cold on the pavements). I then asked for a closer parking spot to the building. In August 2014 I had terrible pains in my legs, and I fell twice at a party I had at my house (no alcohol - I don't drink nor do drugs). I went to my family doctor in 9/14 and, by that time, I could barely cross the street where I parked my car to the building I worked at. I was limping a lot. I had two MRI's - one for the brain (with contrast 1.5) and one for the back, and was sent to see a Neurologist in 10/14. By that time another symptom started - shaking and jerking unexpectedly. The Neurologist thought that this was stress related and suggested I retire. I retired 11/14, and it was a good thing I did because things got worse. I had an EMG done in 11/14 and did PT from 11/14 until 3/15. In 12/14 the Neurologist informed me I had nerve damage in my right leg, arthritis in my back (I also have arthritis in both knees), 4 mild bulging disc, a pinch nerved and a cyst behind my right knee. Basically I was told there was nothing else he could do for me. My doctor prescribed medication for the shaking and jerking, but it only makes me want to sleep, so I take it only at night. I still shake & jerk, but only when stressed, around a lot of people (I used to be a public speaker??), and when I am cold. My family doctor passed away unexpectedly 1/15 and I finally got a new doctor 7/15. During those 6 months, I changed my diet and tried and loved doing Yoga, but had to stop because I fall so easy, and I could not climb the stairs to the Yoga studio anymore. I've lost 15 pounds and I'm at my ideal weight. My new doctor knows all of the above and wanted to know my diagnosis. I said I can only tell you what happened, and I did not know I did not have a diagnosis. Now it has become an emergency status according to her, and a Nerve and Spine Specialist I saw. I cannot walk very far without assistance, I shake and jerk every time I go out, I'm good with pain, but sometimes I feel like my knee or another body part is bruised by touch, but then when I check later, and there is no bruise. My tongue goes numb. I can't stand on my feet very long to cook, and I need help from my daughter to go shopping where I must use a motorized cart. At home I use a wheel device that I can stop and sit on. My balance is completely off and I have broken dishes and knocked over items when I reach for them. I have numbness in both hands and, especially, in my left arm (which was the problem in 2013 when they thought it was my heart). I have another appointment with a new Neurologist (my other moved out of state), and he specializes in migraines. I rarely have headaches. I'm depressed and, where I never did this easily, I now cry unexpectedly. I was a very active person before. My daughter called me super mom. I feel I'm getting worse each week and I'm not optimistic about this new Neurologist. His reviews state his is arrogant, and condescending. My new doctor did state that if they don't help me, she will send me out of state. I just want help and guidance. I will do whatever I need to do to get better. Let me just add - at the age of 50 tests showed that I had the bones of a 50 year old, I got mono at 55, and people tell me a lot that I look like I'm in my 40's. I certainly feel like I'm in my 90's right now. Any suggestions? Has anyone else gone through this nonsense? To those with any knowledge of these matters - what kind of diagnosis does this sound like to you? This has been going on for far too long. Every day is a blessing to me, but I would prefer to be back to my old self again or be told what I have wrong with me and what I can do to get better or accept what I have.