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I first started off years ago with tingling and numbness in my arms and feet and was diagnosed to having Raynaud's phenomena. I found weakness in my arm grip and intentional hand tremor occasionally. Initially, I suspected Multiple Sclerosis (MS) due to my weakened balance in leg strength and increased tripping (over myself). In the recent few months, the pain escalated to having a back ache, chest pain, sharp headache, and the most significant pain in my shoulders that radiates down from my neck to my arms. The pain intensified in the last 3 days and I can't hardly raise my arm pain-free. In addition to that, the pain in my shoulders and arms are so overbearing that it prevents me from sleeping throughout the entire night (I try my best to sleep on my back but have backache too). I've been through to many specialists but each have failed to diagnose me with anything and has only provided me with painkillers, which is no longer effective. I did x-rays of my spine, chest and neck but the radiologist reported that I have no cervical rib. However, from my own research, I do think I have a cervical rib? This has undoubtedly stopped me from continuing my regular routine. I have an appointment with another neurosurgeon for a second opinion in 2 days time but some days I feel so much in pain that I just want to give up.
Is my story similar to anyone else's?
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