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Feb 15, 2015 9:07 AM

So my hands hurt terribly, all over with occasional shooting pain into my fingers. My hands often go numb at unpredictable times. I'm seeing an orthopedic surgeon on Tuesday but my parents don't believe me. Also, I can't find any medical explanation on the internet. Had an MRI in November last year, the problem isn't in my sentral nervous system.

I'm only 17 so my parents have the final say in everything. I'm not sure whether I'm imagining it all... maybe I just want attention- like they said. Maybe I want to waste their money... I don't know but I can't help wondering if my pain is real. I'm so afraid that I the tests confirm my parents' accusations and then I wasted their money...

Feb 15, 2015 12:59 PM

Why are you seeing a surgeon? Is there something that showed up in your MRI that is sending you there?

Feb 16, 2015 3:49 AM

If you're 16 and over, you have the right to make your own medical decisions in the UK. I'm not sure about where you are but if you really object tell someone

Feb 16, 2015 2:58 PM

@Aliya, my MRI was clean but because my hands are numb and hurt so bad, I need to see a hand specialist, who happens to be a surgeon.
#reecebrowne1, I'm in South Africa, not allowed to see anybody without parental consent!

I'm so afraid of wasting my parents' money... they'll never let me forget about it...

Feb 16, 2015 4:41 PM

Ah yeah, I know someone with SA roots (parents) so they always tell me about the laws

Feb 17, 2015 8:23 AM

The orthopedic surgeon just referd me to a neurologist, which I've already seen. I'm so extremely tired of doctors

Feb 17, 2015 8:26 AM

My psych doc asked if anyone was looking into what's causing my issues, because to him it looks like they just keep passing me off on each other.

Feb 17, 2015 8:41 AM

Have they checked to see if it's carpal tunnel yet?

Feb 17, 2015 10:40 AM

@Sandibeach.. You took the words right out of my mouth!! (Oh, wait, isn't that a Meatloaf song?!?!) oops.. Now I'm showing my age!! LOL 😜

Feb 17, 2015 11:29 PM

That's exactly my problem @FlappysLady81. @sadibeach yeah they checked yesterday... I'm so tired of doctors

Feb 18, 2015 6:41 AM

Got referred to ANOTHER neurologist, honestly, I feel like this is going nowhere. I have to write a test tomorrow, BUT I CAN'T WRITE!!!

Feb 18, 2015 8:03 AM

@ TM532, I totally understand! Maybe the new doc will be able to help you. Praying so!

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