Help asking doctor if this is small fiber neuropathy or something else
- HELP please. im going to a neurologist that deals specifically with neuropathy. i had seen him in march and he took a bunch of blood work and nothing came up. he wanted to put me on either neurontin or lyrica and i said i’d prefer not at that time.
i dont know if whats going on is from small fiber or something else. please read my background and help me figure out what to ask. he is very detailed and i have to be very short and specific.
my back ground .10 years ago i was tested and told i had small fiber neuropathy. background – i had major burning, pain , tingling and insomnia in 1990 and 97. both lasted 1-2years and finally subsided. my main drugs have been immipramine or immipramine and cymbalta. i had a car accident in 2003 and had back issues (herniations in cervical, thoracic )along with pain in 2003 and again in 2009 which is when i was told i had sfn but could not find the cause.. i had been doing ok until early 2018. i started getting chest pain in march 2018 and also some limited strange tingling on my right arm and leg . the chest pains went away after about 6 months. i saw a cardiologist who took extensive tests and ruled out my heart.. i didnt really feel the tingling much until july of 20018 right after i got back from africa. as the months went on i also started getting a cloudiness in my head that comes and goes. i get a dryness/feeling pulling of skin/muscles. my legs started to really tingle constantly in november 2018 and not long after my arms started feeling that also. ny feet started to feel some numbness(not totally numb but feels different(need help in describing better) i also then noticed that my teeth started chattering slighlty (by slighlty i mean i feel it but hard to see but i feel like im constantly chopping) the other thing i started getting is tinnitus.
im basically they cant find anything so it must be sfn. (i recently also went to ms dr who told me its not m/s)
what questions or tests can i ask the dr? does anyone else with sfn get the head cloudiness, tinnitus, teeth chattering?
thank you all in advance