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My name is Emily. I am 22 years old. I have been fighting these symptoms, (left leg and arm hurting all the time, headaches, hard to walk) since sunday March 1st, 2009. I have since then had an MRI and it came out okay i guess. They were thinking MS before the MRI. That was negative which is good. I have not gotten anymore answers. It is like no one wants to listen. I have a 1 1/2 year old and can't even play with him. My husband is at a loss. I am only 22 and have no clue what is going on. I can't work so money is tight. Does anyone have any information that could help me. I have called neurologist and no one will talk to me of course without a referal. I can't get in to any neurologist until March 31st. I think that is a long time to wait for answers considering i am in pain all the time and no one will give me anything for the pain at all. The only thing i can take is tylenol which isn't even touching it. Anyways if anyone could help it would be greatly appreciated.

Emily
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First Helper edwincpt1
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replied March 18th, 2009
CRPS!!!
You have Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, google it
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replied July 14th, 2009
I know this will sound hokie, but you need to start doing yoga stretching daily and begin right away. More often than not, yoga stretching can assist with many problems from MS to pinched nerves to heart related problems and the list goes on and on from there. It may sound too simple to work, but it's not. Grab a yoga magazine and start stretching until you get the answers you need from the doctor. You WILL find that it helps as soon as the first week of practice. I had the same pain as you and it has helpped soooo much.

Rondi
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replied February 2nd, 2011
shooting pain left arm and left leg
I had the same syntoms for 15 years, I have been suffer for all these years, I have seen so many doctors including neurologist,neurosurgeon.

They have done ct scans, mri scans, blood tests, Bone marrow tests, everything possible. Every test came back negative and they could find nothing wrong.

I would have a sharp shooting pain in my left leg and arm at the same time. the muscles in my hands and feet would also spasm up from the pain. I would have to click them to get them to ease up. My heart rate use to go through the roof when I had these "attack". I would sweet alot as well. As time went by the syntoms would change slightly but the shooting pains would remain. I would get unbalanced as well. I would also get hard pushing heavy feeling on my chest as well while i was have these "attacks" sharp shooting pains. Later I was having pains in my neck as well

I would be in pain every day of my life. I would have "attacks" which would come ago ago throughout the day. Eventually I was always in pain.

Pain killers didn't help no even in the slightest.

Everyone is quickly to think the worst arthrist,MS, pinched nerves,Parkensons,Acute epelepsie, mental problems and very scary thing that I didn't even know existed.

I don't have a decease or illness. Email me if you have similar symtoms and what your symtoms are and I will tell you what I did to cure myself.
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replied April 5th, 2011
Hi I have the same symptoms and would love to know what you did to curse yourself
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replied April 26th, 2011
unusual pain in arm and leg
i suffer from the same symptoms as yourself with shooting pains in my left arm and leg and tingling and numbness,i get hot very hot feeling in my leg and can feel pain at the top of my hip, thse symptoms change and i find it very difficult explaining to doctors i have had all the same scans as yourself and they have all shown okay, yet these symptoms persist, i have trouble wrighting as my arm has a mind of its own and just shoots out of control and i struggle to hold the pen properly if you know anything that will help cure my symptoms or at least reduce the pain i would be very much obliged hoping to hear from you soon thanks ann
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replied September 3rd, 2011
Hi. I have had pretty much the exact same symptoms as you. Everything, pain in left arm and leg and it seems like it comes from my hip. My doctor isn't sure what the cause is. They thought it could be my old slipped disc but specialist said there is no way it would cause arm pain/ weakness as well! I have been told everything from anxiety to muscle spasm but I just want to know so that I can alleviate some of the pain. I have been given countless painkillers but would love an answer not just tablets! I am going for another mri tomorrow and will defintaley post if it shows anything that may help!
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replied July 7th, 2012
hi hi kimmy did u get any solution for ur pain relief reply me ......... i m waiting for answer me also having the same problm friend
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replied September 12th, 2012
Dear friends did u get any solution for ur pain relief reply me ......... i m waiting for answer me also having the same problm friend,
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replied November 3rd, 2011
I have similar symptoms for five months now. Please let me know you cured it. Thanks.
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replied February 20th, 2012
I've been researching online about leg/arm pain. I'm seeing Fibromyalgia as a possible cause.
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replied March 18th, 2012
Hullo Edwin

Yes i have the same pain i am 31 years old.Please help
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replied May 7th, 2012
Hi
My name is Lera and have read your article above with great interest and have found that you had exactly the same difficulties as I currently do. Please let me know how did you go about overcoming them. I would very much appreciate your help.

Best regards
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replied June 12th, 2012
yes my mother has the same problem, pls help us
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replied June 24th, 2012
Left side pain
It's really impressive how many replies you had. I have the very exact same symptoms as you describe and you really seem to have identified the disease, at least for what it causes. You asked us to email you but I can't find your email. Please feel free to contact me at r.gab-at-me.com if interested in sharing experiences.

The pain in my case lasts since 2009. It also involves the left side of my neck and my left jaw. It has slightly changed through time but the pain is always there. It hits every night after 3-4 hours falling asleep. My left shoulder, neck and back click very loudly and this temporarily relieves the pain. I have been found with low vitamin D and since then I take supplements. I think this is due to sleep deprivation, since I wake up every night at 3 am and have troubles in falling back asleep.

I had chest surgery (left lung, pleurodesis) 20 years ago. I don't know if this can be of any help, but did any of you had any kind of surgery to the left side of your body in the past?

Another possible cause is your neck. Posture can harm you over long periods of time, especially if you are skinny and tall (I'm 6 feet, 150 lb). I'm 37, male. Could you please post your Body Mass Index so we can compare?
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replied June 26th, 2012
what did you do i have those problem for about 5 years now and drive me crazym i do not know what to do anymore and it scare me, please help,I am 42 years old male, good built and no medical problem
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replied December 16th, 2012
Pain in left arm and leg
I have a friend with the same symptoms. Would you please let me know what can be done to get help???
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replied January 22nd, 2013
Hi iam nik frm India 32 years old male i dont have diabetes or cholestrol or anything.
But I have gooseflesh (esp when I bend or stretch forward) in the lower area of my left shoulder blade and now i have left palm and left foot and muscle pain .
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replied December 21st, 2013
Hi, i have all of the same problems as you and have had lots of tests done for my heart ect... But all come back fine.no one can tell me what is happening to me or how to cope .i find it so hard to breath at night its unbearable .my partner and i have a 9 month old and a new baby on the way and i want to be the best dad possible but finding life really hard when i have all of the same problems as you .im worried i wont be around for my children either by having a heart attack or heart failure its very worrying for all of us .i would love to know how you cope with all problems as no doctors can help .many thanks
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replied May 26th, 2011
Hi, I am 29 and fighting with weird symptoms, 2 months ago i experienced panick attack.
next day i noticed that my left leg and arm feel bit weird, like weak, tingling or warm, its difficult to discribe, on and off and than I would get very achy muscles, like i did a work out for that one muscle and than chest pain fallowed. so next day i went to ER, thinking there is something with my heart or i have mini stroke. Doctor run quick ECG, checked my temperature and did a physical test on my arm and leg. he told me it was anxiety, nothing more. Since than I experienced chest pain(thinking heart problems), IBS (thinking is colon cancer), stomach palpitations (thinking is abdominal aortic aneurysm)
I had a 3 EKG since than, had complete blood work, a stress test(on treadmill). Everything come back good (apart from my vitamin d, its very low) I went to my doctor at least 4 times, I also went to ER twice in past two months. every doctor told me it is a panic attack or anxiety. I noticed that I freak out alot wiyh all the symtoms I had and I also worry alot. Now I got new one! my left side got bit worse last saturday, since than i feel weak and get dizzy spells for like 3 hours mid day every day. So I went to my doctor again and explained the whole thing and he is refering me for a TIA Assessment (mini stroke) I am so freaked out, I just want my life back,feel so miserable. Is there anyone with such symptoms?
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replied April 14th, 2012
Hello, I'm 32 and have the same symptoms as you. It started with chest pain a few months ago. I went to E.R. 2 times thinking I was having a heart attack. Had all the tests done and no heart trouble. I was getting really dizzy, and would jolt once in a while like I was going to have a seizure. I can't sleep at night because I'm afraid I won't wake up. The dr. told me it was anxiety. I did have a panic attack the week this happened, which never happened before; I'm usually really mellow. Now I just have chest pain most of the time, and the other day, my right leg and left arm started hurting. Have not been stressed out for about a month now though and it has not gone away. Web searching the symptoms,I found anemia and/or black mold sickness. These two have similar symptoms and are commonly undiagnosed. I started taking vitamins to build up red blood cells in case it's anemia, and brown algae for black mold sickness. I live in Oregon where it's ALWAYS raining, so mold loves this area. Hopefully it helps.
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replied April 23rd, 2012
i have the same symtoms as yourself, i have 2 young children and i feel as if its ruining my life, my partner is going crazy with me but she doesnt understand
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replied July 12th, 2012
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I'm low in vitamin D too! And have your very same symptoms!
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replied September 16th, 2011
body pain....
fibromyalsia? my mom has it and it sounds like that could be it...
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replied February 1st, 2012
Same symptoms. Think it is stress. Have also been diagnosed with fibromyalgia. Have had tremendous relief from a "cranial sacral" therapist. Medical doctors don't know about it or won't refer you because science can't prove it works. Believe me....it works! I tried everything- physical therapy, chiropractic, acupuncture, supplements, medication. Cranial sacral therapy is definitely worth a try.
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replied June 25th, 2012
Help with weird shooting pain?
Hi I'm Angel
I have the same symptoms plus I suffer from scolosis, degenerative disks disorder, I always have pain on my right side, especially my face, arm, and leg, Sometimes I have pain in both legs.
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replied July 27th, 2012
Lyme disease causes symptoms like that
Get tested for Lyme disease...I was in your same boat and then got treated for Lyme and went from being in a wheelchair most of the time to now hiking and full mobility.
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replied August 20th, 2012
Pains in the Left ARM & LEG
If you are going thru pains in your left arms and legs, just read the article here:http://iberkenbosch.hubpages.com/hub/ Pain-in-Left-Arm-How-To-Deal-With-It.They suggest different courses and profer variouse solutions. I wish you good health.
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replied March 27th, 2013
Same symptoms Just on my right side instead Left, no answers or solutions.
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replied April 14th, 2013
right side pain
similar probs....doc said fibromyalgia and osteoarthritis...ayurveda says its due to the lack of blood circulation in one part of the body..(
to me its right)...i am havin these symptoms for past 3 years...
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replied November 8th, 2013
I just started having pain in different parts of my arms and legs three months ago. Its so random Its hard to pin down. I can be driving along with my right arm on the center consol and Ill get deep pain in my wrist and fore arm for about ten or fifteen seconds. I have seen several doctors but no answers except one. for several years I had pain in my legs caused by a spinal injury. I hadnt been able to get a good nights sleep for years. I had the surgery but still because of residual pain was unable to get more then one hour of straight sleep. I was also having an arthritas problem. eventually the doc prescribed an arthritas med which killed the residual pains but I was left with this crazy random all over pain. It is like my body is trying to tear me up. eventually a doc told me that the lack of sleep can cause pain. which is crazy because the pain is causing the lack of sleep. he prescribed a med that would help me sleep. in less then a week the random pains started to go away. Its my belief that the sleep cycle has a lot to do with my pain problem. I hope this post helps someone else.
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