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Assistant: How can I help? I keep getting shooting pains

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Assistant: Hello. How can I help?
Customer: I keep getting shooting pains through my joint/ mussle, I'm getting very stressed with how I'm feeling.
Assistant: How long have you had the pain? What seems to make the pain better or worse?
Customer: 18 months plus ,I do have a under active thyroid,
Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the Doctor should know?
Customer: Just been diagnosed being celiac .
Submitted: 12 days ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  neurosurg replied 12 days ago.

Hello -

Can you describe exactly where you are having the pain?

Customer: replied 12 days ago.
Stiffness in my ankles ,knees ,hips
Shoulders neck, and i get shooting pains in my legs arms and becomes irratic
Customer: replied 12 days ago.
Also I have carpol tunnel syndrome in both hands.
Expert:  neurosurg replied 12 days ago.

OK, thanks.

How old are you?

Have you had imaging or testing for these issues?

Expert:  neurosurg replied 12 days ago.

OK.

Well, if you haven't already, I would be getting further testing including bloodwork to look for inflammatory arthritic conditions.

Also, MRI imaging of the cervical spine, and lumbar spine to evaluate for possible "pinched" nerves in the neck and lower back-- given the shooting pains in the arms and legs.

Evaluation by an orthopedic specialist, as well as a rheumatologist would be helpful here.

Best of luck.

Expert:  neurosurg replied 12 days ago.

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Customer: replied 12 days ago.
I go to.my gp but don't listen which is very frustrating, I'm 42 ,
Expert:  neurosurg replied 12 days ago.

Perhaps you can ask for a referral to an orthopedic doctor here.