Hello. I'm Dr. Phil, licensed and practicing internist. Excellent service is my goal.
Hi I'm Dr Phil
Can I ask your first name?
nice to meet you
I'm sorry you are suffering so bad
have you had a spinal tap?
I agree that this does seem like anxiety on the surface but you probably have tried all medicines for that no?
Yes it absolutely would
and with a normal MRI, is really the only thing that could explain everything
have you tried medicine for anxiety just to see if it helps?
have you had an EMG or B12 test?
an EMG would tell if you have a neuropathy and should have been done
and B12 test in the blood
I don't think so because that would have likely progressed rapidly by now
to the point where your functioning is limited
pretty much yes.
you essentially can't have MS with a normal MRI
plus a normal spinal tap
so I would say yes, you don't have MS
no the heart should be fine
that is interesting.
there are rare conditions like myasthenia gravis that get worse with exercise
an EMG would show that
get that EMG and do some research on myasthenia gravis
see what you think
have you considered fibromyalgia?
it can occur anywhere
the pain that is
muscles, joints, nerves, etc
I would say EMG and B12.
possibly another spinal
and maybe ask your GP about fibro
No, they are not likely to do that
and you are very welcome :)
do you celebrate labor day in the UK?
you there Jen?
please don't forget an excellent rating.
I appreciate it