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MS vs Fibromyalgia vs Chronic Fatigue vs feeling crazy

I am a 50 year old female. I have pain in the neck and from the right shoulder on and off to the right hand.  I get tingling in ring and pinky fingers of both hands.  They don't think I have MS because I am 50 and that it could be Fibromyalgia.  My MRI results are below, which I have been told are normal and to take Gabapentin.  I also have Trigeminal Neuralgia.  I am always super tired and the pain in my neck, shoulder and arm just seem to be getting worse.  
Can anybody relate to my symptoms or have any recommendations?


Multilevel degenerative disc disease and uncovertebral spurring without evidence of central canal stenosis or high-grade neural foraminal narrowing.

Probable atypical hemangioma in the C7 vertebral body. If symptoms persist consider attention follow-up MR with contrast as clinically warranted in 3-6 months.


** HISTORY **:
50 years old, shoulder pain, right-sided with tingling radiating to the left finger

MR images of the cervical spine acquired without intravenous contrast.

COMPARISON: None available.


DISCS: Multilevel loss of disc height with disc desiccation.

BONES: Vertebral body heights are well maintained. No acute fracture.  There is a T2 hyperintense and mildly T1 hyperintense lesion with areas of T1 signal hypointensity within the C7 vertebral body with associated increased signal on the STIR images potentially representing an atypical hemangioma.


C2-C3: No canal or foraminal stenosis.

C3-C4: No canal or foraminal stenosis.

C4-C5: No canal or foraminal stenosis.

C5-C6: Loss of disc height with disc desiccation. Mild bilateral uncovertebral spurring. No central canal stenosis or neural foraminal narrowing.

C6-C7: Loss of disc height with disc desiccation. Mild bilateral uncovertebral spurring with minimal disc bulge. Mild bilateral neural foraminal narrowing. No central canal stenosis.

C7-T1: No canal or foraminal stenosis.

OTHER: Visualized posterior fossa is normal.
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You strained your neck, most likely, and it's pinching a nerve.  The MRI didn't find a serious problem with your spine, but I'm surprised if you saw an orthopedic surgeon that you aren't in physical therapy.  I'm no doctor, but that's what I think it is.  Could be caused by all sorts of things, including how you hold your cell phone, look at a computer, watch TV, sleep, etc.  
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By the way, if you had fibromyalgia, you'd have a host of other symptoms that you don't list but who knows?  But you should always look at the most likely things first, not the most complicated, like heart and fibro and the like, and that's a tweaked neck.  Surprised nobody started there.

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