- CASE FILE
6 years of body pain. Now tingling , and numbness from chest up.
ABOUT THIS CASE FILE
About 6 years ago I began having body pains, along with tingling and numbness mainly in my head and face. Also had the odd symptom of having a difficult time walking uphill due to weakness and pain in my hips/pelvis. Saw a neurologist and had an EMG, which I was told showed that I have cramp fasciculation syndrome. Was put on various anti seizure meds, which knocked me out and made it difficult to work. Was also told I have fibromyalgia, but told I’d have to deal with it since I couldn’t take the meds. I also had a cervical fusion around this time and diagnosed with DDD. I just had my third fusion in the past 5 years. I can say that the cervical fusion shave not received any of the other symptoms I’ve explained. Went to ER twice because I thought I was having cardiac issues(chest numbness with neck pain, jaw pain, and shoulder pain), but was cleared and sent to a cardiologist for follow up. Had a cardiac CT scan and stress test, which were both good. Now I’m at my third neurologist and, after a second EMG, was told I have small nerve damage and they do t know what’s causing it. Told to go gluten free to see if symptoms subside, but no luck so far after a month. Im only 46 years old and had to medically retire because I could no longer do my job, and also have young children. Please help me figure out what’s causing all this pain and preventing me from enjoying life.