Hello. I am a 24-year-old female. I have had mystery symptoms for 4 months now. It has completely taken over my life. I can't even count the number of doctors, therapists, acupuncturists, dentists, etc. I have been to. I have had all the standard blood tests, MRIs, X-rays, and CT scans. All negative. So far I have been diagnosed with occipital neuralgia (pinched nerve at base of neck), TMJ, and 'mechanical' meaning misaligned spine, oh and almost-there-fibromyalgia. It just doesn't seem correct. I'm so beside myself on this. I feel that there is one thing causing all these symptoms. My symptoms include, chronic tension headaches 24/7, burning sensations at the back of my head, severe neck pain 24/7 (always warm), back pain, severe jaw pain (no clicking, popping or locking though), vertigo/ dizziness, disorientation, staring off into space, fatigue, panic attacks, swollen lymph nodes in back of neck, lightheadedness, light sensitivity, tender scalp all over, ear pain and popping. The symptoms are extremely severe in the morning but they only slightly lessen throughout the day.
Nothing relieves the pain or dizziness. Not meds, not physical therapy, not acupuncture, not massage, not even exercise. In fact, sometimes it makes the pain worse. Nothing triggers the burning sensations in my head. They just happen randomly throughout the day. I guess my question is, could this be MS even though my MRI came back normal? Anything else I ahould check for?
So far we have eliminated:
I have had:
brain MRI (w and w/o contrast) - normal
cervical spine (w/o contrast) - normal
CT scan - normal
I would appreciate any advice. Thanks!