Coming to Mayo
For about 4 years I have had a lot of different health problems with no diagnosis of anything. I started by having numbness, tingling and burning in my hands and arms. Symptoms to follow were unsteadiness, forgetfulness, vision problems that would come and go. In Jan 2017 I was admitted to the hospital with what was to be thought a stroke. I couldn’t think right, my left side of my face drooped, swallowing was a little difficult. When given test to feel if I had sensation in legs and arms, I barely felt anything except pressure. I left with some mention of MS, but no test were done. Only heart tests. Instructions to follow up with my neurologist. When I went, he blew off the MS and said I was having migraines that were affected by my central nervous system. I was having headaches on a daily basis, but not what I had experienced before. Not the debilitating pain. He started doing Botox. Did it for 3 months but I didn’t feel much change. August 28, 2018 i fad a pain that started in my right foot. Since has spread to both feet and ankles. I have a pretty high pain tolerance, but this is absolutely the very worst pain. It has gotten so bad that I use a Cain to walk, very unsteady. Pain started as stabbing pain and now is constant pain in toes and ankles. I have had nerve conduction testing and small nerve testing—both were fine. I have had MRI and Cat Scans with no lesions. I absolutely cannot do any more of this. I have no life anymore. My Drs here just shake it off saying they have nothing more they can do. I made an apt at Mayo and go in Jan. I am excited that they will help me and nervous that they won’t find anything wrong.