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Dr. Chip, Board Certified Physician
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for several weeks i have been very tired ans underneath my

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for several weeks i have been very tired ans underneath my rightside of trunk and top of right thigh i have had pain on putting heat or anything cold if feels like a burning sensation i also have tingling in both hands in my finger tips i had full blood counts and various other blood test all were normal except for a slight rise in the pvr only up by one my gp thinks i have had a virus bothmy knee and inner right thigh are also painful and my muscles feel heavy
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
Hi. Any rash in those areas? Are the muscles actually tender to the touch?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

no the dr ruled out shingles but thought it could be a similar virus

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
OK Sue. Just to check here did you have the following tests--thyroid function, EBV viral titer, blood glucose, kidney and liver function, and cortisol levels?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

not sure about ebv but all others were tested and came back normal

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
Sorry for all the questions Sue. What about vitamin D, B 12, and magnesium levels?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

dont know sorry but was told by my friend who is drs receptionist i had quite a lot of blood tests as i cannot remember the last time i had one

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
That's OK Sue. You need to see if those were checked because a deficiency in any one of them could cause your symptoms. I would also get an autoimmune panel--antinuclear antibody, rheumatoid factor, sed rate, and C reactive protein to look for something called polymyalgia rheumatica
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