It has been a year of going from specialist to another. Primary issues now are joint pain. AM & PM hands close and have to pull them open. It started with the right hand and only 2 fingers Now it is both hands@ all fingers (except thumb) Now it also happens randomly during the day. When I wake in the morning it us difficult to walk for about an hr or so. I "shuffle" not walk. then it gradually goes away and I can walk normally, but there is still often foot pain. My memory is getting worse, and sometimes blurry vision.
Other symptoms which may not be related, easy bruising , frequent headaches.
Which could I am sure be stress & anxiety Since as I stated this has been going on for 13 months seen more drs than I can begin to mention . One tried me on Methotrexate which did not help and ended up elevating
my LFT's. Lastly I ended up in the ER where the MRI WAS DONE , this is what the report said
Nonspecific subcortical area of increased signal intensity.
Brain stemcell shows a normal outline. There is a partially empty sella
Prominent Perivascular spaces in each basal ganglia are seen on slice II.
Brain Parenchyma is remarkable on T2 and FLAIR for small nodular Hyperintensities in both hemispheres consistent with small vessel ischemic changes
I was discharged and I was told to follow up with a Neurologist who' s consult letter summed my condition up as PHYSIOLOGIC NEURO INFLAMATORY STATE"
and his TX plan was the medititeranian diet as it is anti inflammatory... Still my symptoms persist & getting worse, not to mention the stress I now have 13 months later & no relief