Please if any of you can give me your opinions on my list of symptoms. First of all I have suffered a severe back sprain a year ago and am still barreling that. Also I have Barrettes Esophagus, barometric related migraines from multiple concussions and a basial skull fracture, and Costcochrronditis.
The other issues I'm experiencing are strong tingling and sensitive skin, during mindful movement class while walking meditation I had awful balance problems, fatigue, intermittent pains above the inside of my ankle on both legs and under the upper arm in both sides.
Pss... Lol, I'm sorry, I mentioned the memory thing and forgot what it was I was actually going to write. That being; would it be a neurologist I should see (I already have one due to the head trauma) or a rheumatologist? That would be for addressing the issues listed above in previous posts.
Yes, traumatic injury can trigger fibro and women are more likely to get it. I wondered the same for my situation. But since my accident (back, neck and concussion) has been so recent, it's hard to differentiate injury paina and fibro. Keep watching it though! I definitely do!
I am not too familiar about your conditions listed, sorry. But is the mindful walking class the only trigger? Physical sensations like this are actually common during meditation and I am wondering if this could even be separate from your conditions? Have you mentioned anything to your leader/teacher/therapist?
The hypersensitive skin has seemed to "cycle" for about a month. It began with entire back tingling and mildly sore. The it felt more like stinging for 2-3 days then to hypersensitive soreness to clothing, touch and couldn't use my pokey therapy ball. It was at the sore stage about 3 days and began itching. The itching has been hanging on for a week. During the stage when it was tingling and the stage where it felt stinging, I began having a different skin sensation . It felt like a small battery or a 9volt battery connected to my back. This new sensation covered ONLY the left side and would last about 30 seconds then go away. This was going on for a couple days.
Oregon, it sounds very similar symptoms to mine and I have been diagnosed by a rheumy with fibro in the UK. I am concerned that they have just settled on the most convenient diagnosis (one that requires less cost and tests) when it could also be MS as symptoms are very similar. There is no doubt though that you should seek a medical opinion. Hope that you get a diagnosis and start to feel better very soon.
Jess, I went to my family doc, I have been going to him for 25-30 years. I have never in my life been treated so bad. He got nasty mean when I asked about fibro. And totally discounted my symptoms. I didn't even share all my issues with him. Thank you Deena, he mentioned a Rheumy but I've heard nothing back to see if he referred me or not.
Oregon, I am so sorry to hear of your troubles... You should see both a neurologist and a rheumatologist. Sounds like you could be dealing with Fibro or even perhaps MS. You have several symptoms that I and many others of us here deal with. Don't forget a naturalist.. Magnesium with Vitamin D, B6, B12, turmeric, ginger and other FRESH herbs such as sage, basil, dark greens, legumes, etc.. All of which have anti inflammatory properties.. Be sure to be proactive in your own care. Write down questions as you think of them and don't be afraid to question his/her answers. Read legit websites about your diagnosis and keep up on new treatments and ask your doctor about them. I pray you have success in finding out what is wrong and that they are able to find some solution to making you feel better. Best of luck!!
Thank you Alwayz, I'm needing to find a new primary care doc. It's so hard because I have to keep my back sprain separate because it's a comp claim yet I think all these issues feed into one another. I usually check the Mayo Clinic site, medical journals and sometimes webMd. I think I'll go ahead and schedule an appt with my established neurologist. I see her for the migrains or maybe I should just start fresh with a different one?
See the one you're familiar with first. Then, if necessary, I would find another and get a second opinion. It's such a ridiculous process to have to keep things separate when each thing effects the other. Healthcare in this country is just all around a pain in the ass.. (I would know, that's what I did for a living before I couldn't work any more).
Oregon, I'm a nervous wreck most of the time. I know that it drags you down hard with the pain, doctors and just life in general. I'm glad I can be of assistance. I consider it a blessing that I can give to others.
Oregon- your doctor, is it worth that you have been with him so long to keep him, or it may be time to find a new one who will not discount your symptoms, feelings, and questions? Let us know how you are making out. Your pain profiles very much look "fibromyalgic"!
That's what a family member and a couple friends say. I most definitely am switching primary care docs but in our locale the hospital owns every doctor in town and the hospital is much of the problem.
My occupational medicine doc says I don't have the tender points so he doesn't think that's it but I have read where they are not putting so much emphasis on the tender points.
Sometimes I get painful spots above the inside of my ankle about 3" that hurt when I walk or press AND I get sore spots under my upper arm about 4 inches down from my arm pit. They are intense on both sides and aren't constant. I have looked at diagrams for Fibro and those aren't points. What are your thoughts about that?
Oregonhomestead, I'm completely in the same boat. My PCP has been my doc for 30+ years. But he's so old school regarding new tests & treatment possibilities, not to mention he doesn't listen. He now wears hearing aids and is constantly talking over me. I'm looking to find a new, younger doctor, so if my current PCP drops dead I don't have to worry about it then.