Waiting on Multiple Myeloma testing
5 months of varying, increasing symptoms (weight loss 25 pounds in 2 months, decreased appetite, tired, difficulty sleeping, headaches on back of right side migrating to right eye with blurred vision (blurred vision has ceased, but still 2 headaches per day, difficulty grasping/writing, severe hip pain (biggest complaint), difficulty walking, all has led to different tests, all negative (CT scan, bloodwork). Whole body bone imaging shows “subtle altered marrow changes noted in the proximal femora bilaterally…no abnormal uptake identified within hip joints”
Doctor now suspects multiple myeloma and tested 6 days ago (blood and urine). On hydrocodone for pre-existing sciatica, doctor prescribed prednisone and gabapentin but there has been no relief for the hip pain. 50 year old white male. Increasing the hydrocodone hasn’t provided relief. How long do these test results take to determine if multiple myeloma is the diagnosis? And does any of this sound familiar?