Hi, I'm a 17 year old female, and I have been having really weird symptoms of something for years now.
First, it was an intense burning in the left leg, (And I mean intense, like I am going to scream and cry, this hurts so much) so I went to the doctor for that when I was younger, but they all said that it was growing pains. I was a bit sceptical.
Fast forward a few years, and I start to get weird numbness, tingling, and weakness in that leg, then my other leg started to feel weak, really hard to move. And when I am walking or doing exercise, I sometimes get a stabbing pain right in the middle, or my legs feel so weak that I literally struggle to move them, along with a weird crawling under the skin of my shoulder blades.
Then I go to the doctor for my left eye, stabbing pain when I move it, and a really weird pressure, like my eyeball is getting squeezed, oh, and out of the corner of my eye, it looks like inanimate objects are doing a slow waltz sometimes. They said it was nothing as well.
Also, I'm getting some really weird vertigo and dizziness. Sometimes in class, it feels like I am sitting on a rocking ship, (even though I am on a chair) and it feels like I am thinking through treacle, or my head is stuffed with cotton wool. My attention span seems to have been decreasing at random intervals as well, (Which is annoying when I am trying to do homework). It feels like none of the words are registering, and I can't look at a page for more than a split second. I also seem to be getting frequent, really painful headaches as well. My doctor gave me iron pills (even though my blood iron count is fine) and they didn't help a bit.
Eventually I got referred to a physio, and they set me up with some exercises for a couple of months, but nothing changed, it got worse even, so then the physio tried to do the knee reflex thingy, and it didn't work, and my ankles were really hard to get going.
Now I am on a six month waiting list to see a neurologist, with the pain, vertigo and weakness getting more and more frequent and severe and painkillers don't work either, and I am really starting to get scared. Can I please have some advice? I am really starting to panic.