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I am 50 y/o & since I remember,always felt burning/numbness,headache,stiffenss that came and goes away in most of my Left site of my Body.
ABOUT THIS CASE FILE
The burning and numbness problem I have endured all throughout my life. Since I can remember, I always had a burning pain on the left side of my body. The pain always starts from the left lower abdomen quadrant, and then the burning pain radiates to my left leg, up to my left back side, to the left side of my neck, and to my whole head and face. Then I feel squeezing sensation in my left ankle. Another time I will have a squeezing sensation in my whole head and then I will have a headache. This squeezing sensation can migrate from one place to the other in the left site. Sometimes this burning pain is so severe in the whole L site of my body that I have sharp pain in my eyes, a burning pain in my tongue, and ringing sensation in my both ears. Then my neck is stiffed and I am dizzy. When this happens, I also feel burning pain from calf down to my toes in my right leg, but only from calf down to my toes. Then I feel squeezing sensation in my both legs from calf down to the toes and my legs are heavy. Also, I feel chills and I have nausea. I feel like I have a poison in my body. I can have this pain and other symptoms for months with better and worst days and then the pain vanishes to the point that is 2-3 in the scale of 10. After the pain almost disappears, I feel OK for a little while until the burning pain returns. Recently, I did not have this pain for approximately a year and then the pain came back 10 months ago with all of its symptoms. Now the burning pain in the left lower quadrant is worse, and I have burning in the left site of the body again. I feel like something is poisoning me when the pain is worst in this area, and then i have nausea but no vomiting. 2 weeks ago, I began to feel a sharp pain in in the lower left quadrant under the pelvis bone, and I felt nausea and burning pain along with numbness radiated like always down to my left leg and up to my left site of my back, left site of neck and to the whole face and head. The burning and numbness was so intense to the point that I felt vibration and I was weak. By the evening I am so tired that I just want to go to sleep. I sleep ok during the night. Recently, someone told me that I can have a Lyme. I went to the dr. with my daughter and this dr. said that I have a Lyme and he gave me an antibiotic for a month and then he told me to go to the Lyme dr. which gave me more antibiotics. I felt worse during that time and the Lyme dr. did the blood work while I was taking the first course of antibiotic and of course my results were negative for Lyme. He told me that I don’t have Lyme because the blood work was negative and that the antibiotics didn’t help. I went to see neurologist at Mayo Clinic. She told me that the only explanation of my symptoms it is Lyme disease. I went to a Lyme specialist and I he put me on combination of antibiotics which not only did not help but also I felt worst. I got insomnia-I did not sleep the whole night for the past 3 years. I am dizzy all the time, I am weak, I have nausea. When I have flare of my symptoms I feel that my body poisoning itself.
```When I was pregnant (I was pregnant two times), I experienced this burning pain all the time, and the pain became worse towards the end of the pregnancy.
I saw many doctors and a few neurologists. They told me that I was born with this. One neurologist did a lot of testing where I had 6 MRIs of my brain and neck, a lumbar puncture, and a nerve study, but everything was fine. My blood work is also fine, except that I have anemia and vitamin D deficiency. Also, I have migraines from the smells. This started when I was pregnant with my second daughter when I was so sensitive to any kind of smells. I still had the smell problems after my daughter was born. I can control my migraines by avoiding the places where I know I can smell perfumes or other sweet smells. Then I developed migraines. So, I am looking for someone who can help me with this burning pain. The burning and numbness problem I have endured all throughout my life. I had a CT of the abdomen and U/S and of course everything was fine.