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Should I see a Neurologist?


I am not a doctor (despite my screen name).  

I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis at the age of 13 and have been told that recent symptoms may be related to it, but I am skeptical.  I am in my 20's now and last year developed severe eye pain and dryness and was told after an ultrasound that my retinal nerve was inflamed.  After prednisone treatment it has improved.  But I have since experienced extreme shortness of breath, frequent hiccups, yawning (anything to get oxygen), numbness in hands and feet, fiery pain in heels of my feet, jolting eye movements, dizziness, occasional difficulty speaking and writing my name, I lose my balance in the shower when my eyes are closed (abnormal for me), have difficulty sleeping (mostly because I can't breathe), heart palpitations, and sexual issues/lack of sensation below.  In the last month, I have seen a rheumatologist and a DO whom have both run blood tests and taken x-rays.  Everything is reportedly normal and I was told I have anxiety and was put on celexa.  I have a family history of fibromyalgia and diabetes but these have been ruled out.  My husband suggested I see a neurologist and fears it might be multiple sclerosis.  Should I?  Any ideas as to what this could be?
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I would agree with your husband.  Get to a Neurologist ASAP to help you sort this out.  

MRI of the head/brain with contrast done?  

You can post in the MS Forum as well.  
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ounds thyroid to me. Have you had that checked/ Not a simple TSH, I mean a complete work up free t' s etc. Fibromyalgia has been mistaken for that. Order a book called stop the thyroid madness. Its all over the net and library. Then go see an expert. Good luck!
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Thanks to you both! I have had a TSH, but not a complete workup.  I will see a neurologist first and then go from there.  
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