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Please help, going numb everywhere

So I've been slowly going numb everywhere day by day for the past month. Not sure if this is a viral or bacterial infection but no doctors can figure it out. So far we've found out that...

- i have a minor slipped disc in my neck (not enough to cause full body numbness)
- Very low testosterone
- No problems in my brain
- B12 normal
- No STD's
- Diabetes normal
- T spine and lower lumbar, no pinched nerves

Symptoms:
- Tongue, teeth and gums going numb
- Arms going numb
- Scalp going numb
- Entire body feels inflamed, puffy
- Losing feeling in fingers and feet
- Skin feels dry
- Muscles underneath feel like they've vanished although I don't feel weak and haven't lost any weight
- Remember first feeling achiness behind ears and neck before this all started
- Groin swelling and puffiness
- Numbness gradually happened bit laterally.and equal on either side

If anyone has any guesses that would be very appreciated. I'm desperate at this point and have no idea which direction to turn.
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I just visited another neurologist today and he basically said I don't have MS or Guillian Barre. So still trying to get to the bottom of this.
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I assume you've read the Merck manual on this topic, but in case you haven't, here's the link. https://www.merckmanuals.com/home/brain,-spinal-cord,-and-nerve-disorders/symptoms-of-brain-spinal-cord-and-nerve-disorders/numbness

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I have not. It looks like really good info, but doesn't really help determine the cause unfortunately.
I suggested it in order that you would have a checklist of things that can cause numbness, to look at and see if the doctors have tested you for everything on the list.
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Forgot to add:
- Tested negative for Lymes disease
- Thyroid is functioning normally
- Bilirubin + protein levels were slightly high (not sure what that means though)
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