I had to see my doc because I was running out of meds, but I could not an appt until September. I had to go to their urgent care clinic where I got this woman doctor who took me very seriously, did some in-office tests and took the time to listen to what I was saying. She had just had a couple of similar cases and she sent me for an MRI and it turns out I have advanced degenerative disc disease and stenosis on multiple levels. Five minutes with a new doctor by chance after suffering for the last couple of years.
I am more than a little pissed at my Doctor for not really looking into what my symptoms were. I have suffered for the last couple of years for nothing. The MRI person called me the next day with the results which was very surprising. My own doctor didn't even have the nerve to call me with the news. He got his nurse to call my wife with the news to tell me. Wow!
My wife called the neurosurgeon's office and the are reviewing it tomorrow. Nobody wants surgery, but to get rid of the pain, I say sign me up, enough is enough. I want to have a life again. Basically it boils down to this: the nerves at the base of the neck are being squeezed and screwing up all my limbs, balance, coordination and fine motor skills such as touch.
I make my diary entries every day but have not posted in a while, because I need all my energy to work and try to live a life. At the very least now I know it was not all in my head!
Best of luck to you all on your journey.