Ok so I have had four MRIs, numerous blood tests and exams, and just recently an EMG (which was very painful for me). Anyway, the "usual" damage to my lower back and neck (DDD, some OA, bulging discs, stenosis,etc); the only thing that keeps coming back out of range in the blood test is a continuous elevated CRP (sign of inflammation). But steroids have not reduced the CRP. The EMG I just had came back negative. I'm always in excruciating pain and could hardly walk last week with a feeling like my spine was pulling apart and my hip separating with terrible neck pain - the doctors have me in diagnosis limbo still.
One doctor said he suspects Fibromyalgia with my symptoms and another says no because I would not have elevated CRP and I don't have the horrible pain in the trigger points (when he touched my neck). I also get swollen feet sometimes and I was told that I would not swell with FM
Any other thoughts? I'm just trying to figure out what direction to go in next. I have seen a GP, chiropractor in past that I want to try to go back to, an Orthopedic, neurologist, and on my second pain doctor because the first one just wanted to keep injecting my spine with epidurals that are not lasting. And I am just now trying physical therapy.
My next doctor appointment is not for a few weeks and I was hoping to research and go back with some information or areas to look into since I am suffering so badly and just want answers. Thanks everyone!!