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Did you have blood too?
Also, what do you mean by sensory tests? Which tests specifically have you had?
No blood tests have been done yet but I will if it seems like a condition that you've heard of. The last family Doctor and emergency room Doctor kinda scratched their heads and offered anti-inflammatories and that's not helping.
When I said "sensory tests', I meant having the small rubber hammer banged on the knee cap for flexing, banged on the ankles, having a small metal object tickled on the bottom of my feet to see if my legs were "numb" and had no feeling or if I had feeling in my legs and it was a "partial numbness", pushing against the Doctors arms with my feet, raising my legs, things like that. The seonsory test was just to see if I had feeling in my legs (sorry, I didn't know how to describe it).
Have you seen this "heaviness" above the knees before? This has been going on for months now and I'm a little scared
Okay. I doubt this is just normal sensory loss and I have a few ideas of tests that need to be done.
Last question before I answer: Do you take any meds or supplements for any reason?
Also are you vegetarian or drink alcohol?
Thank you for responding so quickly.
No I don't take any prescription medication, I'm not allergic to any medication either. The only supplements I was taking was Mens 1-A Day Vitamins (but not anymore). I'm not a vegetarian and as for alcohol, maybe 2 times a month I'll have a drink but its very few and far between.
I'll seriously consider all options of tests you have in mind. I've literally spent thousands of dollars on chiropractor visits and exercises and diets, and massages and MRI, etc, etc.. please offer your thoughts. Thanks
The first thing you need is some blood work.
1)screen for autoimmune disease with an ANA test blood test
2)vitamin B12 can cause neuropathy like this. Get a B12 level and folate level
3)thyroid problems. Get a TSH and T4 level
4)Also, check CPK to make sure its not muscle breakdown
Lastly you need another test called an EMG. An EMG measures nerve function in the body to see what is causing the problem. This is done by a neurologist whom is the doctor you should see.
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Thank you so much for the replies, I am going to do the necessary steps to have this taken care of. In all honesty, I asked this same question to a Neurologist yesterday and his answers were very generic and offered little advice. His work was terrible, your answers were much more detailed.
Thank you for taking the time to answer my questions, I have an appointment to see a Sports Chiropractor now, even though I don't think it will do much for me today. I will leave you a positive feedback. I appreciate the answers!
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