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I am a 25 year old previously very healthy woman. I never had any health problems, maybe the flu once a year, until about 9 months ago. I started to get some symptoms that concerned me. Very painful burning legs that get weaker by the day, tingling in my hands legs and feet, blurry vision, extreme fatigue, difficulty concentrating and forming the right words and headaches. I obviously went to see my physician. He didn't take my symptoms seriously but after asking he did ran a standard blood test that showed no abnormalities. After that went back to see him again and said that i wanted to see a specialist and he sent me to a internist. She ran blood and urine tests which again came back fine except a slightly higher number of leukocytes, ketones and epithelium cells.She basically said it was all in my head and that it was probably fibromyalgia and there was nothing that could be done about it.

My symptoms get worse everyday, I now have muscle spasms that come and and go all day, my entire face and head feels like it's being stabbed by knives, i'm nauseous all the time, i can't stand up or turn around without feeling really dizzy. My legs are really weak and i have very blurry vision. Overall i just feel very weak. It is very hard to function with all these symptoms. I have tried several things like pain meds, rest, heat, exercise and nothing helps.
Does anyone have any idea what this could be? Would it be helpful to see another specialist? Anything you can think of, I really don't know what to do anymore! Thank you!


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replied February 15th, 2018
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Hello and welcome to EHF !

I went through your query and i believe it needs further workup. If neurological work up like MR Brain or fundoscopy is clear then fibromyalgia is the likely possibility and needs supportive care.


Take care.


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