MRI of Brain - 8-10 areas of high signal foci, indicating demylenation-no enhancing lesions over last 2 years
Spinal Tap/Lumbar Puncture - Negative for MS
These symptoms come and go; for the last several years, usually about every 6 months is what I can pin point. Starts out with several days of extreme fatigue and exhaustion, then hips and legs begin to hurt severely, weakness sets in and I can't sleep, can't walk without assistance and tire easily.
I have consulted with Neurology and a Muscular Specialist as well as Endocrinologist
No medicine currently, OTC pain medicine and I take Paxil 20 mg for anxiety and Reglan for Gastroperesis
I take a muscle relaxer (very rarely because it makes me feel funny) I believe it's called Voltaron (spell?) I take it when the muscles in my legs lock or spasm up, happens usually when I do alot of activity or walking. As for Neurology interpretation, I've consulted with 2 different ones...one lead me to believe it was my Thyroid but I don't have a thyroid disorder, not over or underactive thyroid...blood work revealed I produce thyroid antibodies, so he referred me to the ENdocrinologist who also said it was auto immune and referred me back to Neurologist. They wanted to do a muscle biopsy just on a "hunch" that it might reveal something; didn't want to be out of work for 6 weeks for that and my legs already hurt enough without being cut on.
The other neurologist basically told me to wait until I have other symptoms related to MS...I guess I will wake up one day and not be able to move my legs and then someone will pay attention to the symptoms I've been having. I consulted with him on Friday when the leg pain worsened again and he ordered a test for Celiac Disease.