Tell me your symptoms please

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Hey all was just curious as to what your symptoms were/are and disorders you may have and how they were diagnosed..

Have been back and forth with doctors for over a year now and still cant find and answer for my symptoms so was just hoping for some guidance on your diagnoses and symptoms so i can see if its worth investing the money and trying to get the right tests done

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     The legs ache and I find walking difficult. It is worse in the mornings. Arms are also weak which makes changing a lightbulb difficulty. Poor digestion and tiredness with poor sleeping. I have had 10 blood tests a thorough physical from a consultant neurologist and MRI scan on head and neck . I am waiting to hear when the consultant wants to see me with the results . From  my research on the internet I think that the most likely cause is Fibromyalgia which affects 1 in 20 people but hopefully the consultant will let me know. I understand that although  it cannot be got rid of the symptoms can be alleviated by certain drugs. I forgot to mention I also get minor tremors in my fingers. What do you think? Rhodri.
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      Wow, we have a lot of the same symptoms. However, I've been through the ringer with tests and they still don't know. Even the Mayo clinic couldn't find out what's wrong

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      Symptoms sound familiar to mine except i get the tremors in my hands arms and legs, general body weakness which makes it hard to
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    A rather unusual request. Based on your past post I would recommend getting the opinion of a physical therapist(s) if you haven’t already, preferably one(s) in a large practice where there are multiple skills and specialties. These are some of the first people I would talk to with similar symptoms. They are very highly trained individuals and may be able to assist you in deciding the right direction to go in. I keep an open free flowing discussion going with my therapists and have discovered issues not directly related to the task at hand. They can get all sorts of information from the way you move and handle yourself.
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      Hey peter thanks for the reply.. 

      i have seen many doctors and had many tests done with no diagnosis.. am currently seeing a chiropractor aswell. What sort of therapist should i see? 

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      Kurt

      The only diagnosis I really have right now is CFS but I'm not sure the doctors really know. They just slap a label on you when they can't figure it out

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      There are a lot of different specialties in physical therapy and it would be best to expose yourself to as many as possible by going to a relatively large practice. There’s generalist’s, wrist and hand, pelvic, spinal and limb specialist’s, among others. The therapy practice I go to has 10 to 15 therapists locally with more statewide. I have been using them for my legs and “pinched nerves” in my neck, quite successfully. Lately, one of the spinal therapists approached me about my “Abnormal Gait”, something that has spun off the polio I had in the early 1950’s. I am sure I will have to deal with this as I get older. One of the indications of their quality is they provide services to many of the local marathon runners. You get to see a doctor 20 minutes every month or two, but a physical therapist an hour or two every week. You can discuss problems with them, especially issues involving muscles or nerves, even if they are outside the area of your referral. They can be expensive and there are insurance limits, but rates can be negotiated down. I’m sure the runners don’t pay full fare. Therapist’s services may conflict with those of chiropractors but if the chiropractors don’t work out I definitely would try physical therapy.
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