I've found a culprit for a lot of the headaches I've been having. Do any of you have similar problems?
Decreased disc space height anteriorly. At least minimal left neural foranimal narrowing. Moderately large left extrusion with minimal cord deformation (c5-6). C5-6 (moderately large left extrusion with minimal cord deformation. No abnormal signal.)
I have two appointments this week with neurosurgeons to figure out what my best options are. I have not yet had my second opinion with a rheumatologist so I still don't know if I have Fibro or arthritis.
Just wondering if anyone else out there is dealing with this. View Thread
I've been struggling with joint pain, hypothyroidism, and frequent fatigue off and on for about 10 years. I had a positive ANA a few years ago, but a rheumatologist didn't think it was a big deal. In addition, I had aseptic meningitis last year. Since then, I have recurring migraines, occipital neuralgia, myofascial pain, sensitivity to cold and light, dry mouth, extreme fatigue and malaise, a positive ANA with a titer of 1:640,weird symmetrical swollen areas on my hands (they look like ganglion cysts in the fatty pads of my knuckes), a Rheumatoid Factor of 12, and an elevated ESR of 28. I had a lumbar puncture with slightly elevated cerebral spinal fluid (nothing major). The most recent rheumy visit didn't turn up anything. He said he didn't think anything was wrong. My neurologist believes I have fibro. The last rheumatologist I saw specialized in Lupus--so my Neuro suggested I go to a different rheumatologist--they don't have an appointment until February. I would love to hear your feedback and insight on this.View Thread
Thank you for your advice! My physician stays on top of my Vitamin D. I also take a daily supplement of Vitamin D. My neurologist has put me on gabapentin and is working me up to 900 mg over the next two weeks.
Thank you for your other suggestions. I will definitely put these into action! I'm on the prowl for a good fibro doctor! View Thread
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