I am really struggling with a lot of concerning symptoms and not getting anywhere with my doctors. I am actually going to travel quite a few hours to get a second opinion in July. Starting last December I have had extremely strange symptoms. I have had my hand go numb for up to four hours at a time, tingling (sometimes painful), dizzy spells, muscle spasms, an electrical feeling in my body, concentration issues, major issues with heat etc and much more. I went to my regular doctor who referred me to a neruologist.The neurologist did an emg which found very early stages of neuropothy and carpal tunnel, but he didnt think it required any attention at this time. I had a MRI (with contrast) done on my brain and C spine which was unremarkable. They did find herniated disk so my neurologist referred me to a neurosurgeon. The neurosurgeion recomended physical therapy (which I have been going to for a month) and still having tingling/numbness/dizzy spells. My symptoms go in waves. They will be quite bad for quite a few weeks and then not be bad at all for awhile. I have had numerous people tell me that dizzy spells etc could not be from my herniated disk but could account for some of the tingling/numbness. Anyway, I did talk my neurosurgeon into doing an mri of my lower spine since I did have a car accident in 1997 and hurt my lower back. He did not order contrast and found it unremarkable. What I am wondering is should I have had that with contrast? I am just extremely frustrated and feel like people think I am crazy. I know my body and know that this is not something normal. I am really hoping to get somewhere when I see my other doctor for a second opinion. Just wanted to share my frustration and I can see that many others have similar issues frustrations. Thanks for any input/advice in advance. I wanted to that my neurologist wanted to put me on medication for tremors that I had been having, without finding out why I was having tremors. He also wanted me to go to PT, which I have already been doing based on my referral from the neurosurgeon. Basically they keep passing me back and forth without getting anywhere View Thread
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