I have not been diagnosed with MS but I’m being tested at the moment. I need help desperately. My entire life revolves around my sickness. I’ve had lab work and two MRIs. Everything has come back normal. No lesions on my MRIs. Labs have ruled out RA, lupus, and thyroid disorders. Also other autoimmune issues. Nothing has been found. My neurologist has not helped me at all. I’ve been prescribed amitriptyline for my pain and I’m so afraid to take it because I’m very sensitive to medicine. Which is why I thought I was having all this. Maybe side effects of Adderall or the birth control pill. I’m 29 years old and I have no kids, I’ve never been pregnant. I work full-time as a medical assistant (desk job though) and I’m not a drinker or smoker. I was diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome and cervical radiculopathy but that’s been ruled out as well. My nerve conduction study was normal. Also diagnosed with shoulder tendinitis but the steroid injection severely exacerbated my psoriasis but that’s a whole different story.
Since 2012, I’ve added 45 pounds to my once 115 pound 5’2″ frame. I assumed birth control was the culprit. Up until May 2014, I had the nexplanon implant. It worked great but I had the weight gain and the extreme fatigue. After I had it removed, nothing changed. I first started noticing an extremely sharp electric shock pain down my left leg and in my abdomen and pelvis. I had a CT scan and it revealed an ovarian cyst. My primary doctor diagnosed me with bursitis. I started naproxen. The pain never stopped. In July, I was studying for the CMA certification exam. My job is very demanding and adding studying for this big exam everyday made my life miserable. I couldn’t write a few sentences without my hand getting weak. My arms, hands, and shoulders developed an extremely sharp electric shock pain from the fingertips to the shoulder blades. It would also be dull and achy. This pain was horrendous and 24/7. My legs started getting tingly when I was sitting or standing for more than 5 minutes. It was so uncomfortable. I started mobic and was taking up to 30mg a day. It didn’t help. My left armpit was also very sore. It felt like I had a lump. The ultrasound revealed nothing. I was diagnosed with extra breast tissue and hyperdensity of my breasts. The pain continued. My right side was always weak. The electric shock pain was everywhere and the dull achy pain continued. I wake up exhausted and stiff. My joints are killing me. But I have no swelling or inflammation. Since November, my left eye has twitched nonstop. Oh and back in July, I noticed constant muscle spasms and twitching. Literally every 5 minutes. It hurts sometimes as well. My lips twitch and cramp everyday. I have left sided face pain and my face will have the electric shock pain from my scalp to my chin. This is now constant as well. The headaches are like clockwork but it’s not like an internal headache. It feels like it’s on my skin. I get the shock in my face and then the twitching starts. I’m afraid I’ll have a stroke. My sides are always cramping. My back has an extremely sharp pain right in the middle. I’ve noticed that some spots on body will feel extremely cold or burning but not to the touch but I feel it internally. This happens a few times a day but lasts for hours. Especially in my arms and thighs. I’m itching everywhere nonstop. All of this has not let up for one day. No rashes or welts. In October I was diagnosed with a pulled muscle and an acid reflux attack after going to the ER for chest and shoulder pains. But I’m sure I didn’t have any reflux. The chest and shoulder pains continue but it’s like a constant cramping. Very scary because I’ve had two heart attack deaths in my family since 2012. Every search I’ve done comes up with MS. I don’t know what to do next. Please help me with any advice. I need some answers. I want to beg my doctor for a spinal tap. I don’t know if he’ll agree because I already feel like he
he’s not listening to anything. With the constant pain and muscle spasms, parathesia, and eye twitching, it’s driving me crazy. I’ve taken a leave from work because my memory has been very foggy. I’m forgetful. (when I stopped Adderall it was because I was starting to forget to take it too) I can’t sleep due to hurting. I’m falling asleep at 4am every night. Sitting down for 30 minutes is impossible. The soreness is exhausting. Any advice would be great. I need some answers soon. If this seems all over the place please forgive me. Keeping track of everything is such a task. I’m doing my best to remember it all. Thanks.
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