For the past 6 mos. I have experienced, increased muscle weakness in my legs, starting in calves, moved to thighs and now is in my arms. My GP has done full blood work, urine & stool analysis & ruled out heart/circulatory and rheumatoid arthritis. The sharp, electrical type pain, I have in my legs arms and lower face are getting so bad, I now walk with a cane & climbing stairs, kneeling or getting up from a squatting position causes me to cry out.
Today, I saw a neurologist who did an EMG, a nerve test on my leg and tested my reflexes. He says I have no neurological problems but that he is booking me for an MRI.
For the past month, I have been on Gabapentin which helps me limp around better & I'm able to sleep without so many pain disturbances.
Thing is, the neurologist didn't want to hear my symptoms but only wanted answers to his questions...which I feel were quite limited. I will be asking my GP for another referral. Also, I was in hospital with severe breathing difficulties that blood work was unable to diagnose. I recovered after 5 weeks from that.
Any ideas what I may be suffering from? I'm at my wit's end and I'm journaling each week's symptoms & watching my life slowly disappear....... thanks in advance for any help to point me in another direction.