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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: 4 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  neurosurg replied 4 months ago.

Hello -

Can you describe exactly where you are having the pain?

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Stiffness in my ankles ,knees ,hips
Shoulders neck, and i get shooting pains in my legs arms and becomes irratic
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Also I have carpol tunnel syndrome in both hands.
Expert:  neurosurg replied 4 months ago.

OK, thanks.

How old are you?

Have you had imaging or testing for these issues?

Expert:  neurosurg replied 4 months ago.


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 4 months ago.

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Customer: replied 4 months ago.
I go gp but don't listen which is very frustrating, I'm 42 ,
Expert:  neurosurg replied 4 months ago.

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