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Jan 15, 2010
I posted this as a reply earlier but was looking for some suggestions. I'm really at a sand still and not sure what my neck step is. Do I deal with it, have the surgery, or get a second opinion. I

was browsing posts looking for information on c4-5 disk herniation and Axa's post immediately caught my attention because it all sounds so familiar only I started having the symptons 8 years ago. I was so sure it was MS even though I never once mentioned it to anyone, including all the doctors I have seen. Recently my family doc (new to the practice) came right out and called me on my cell and said he didnt think anything was wrong with me. I became an emotional wreck because I know something isn't right so i threw a fit and said I wanted to see a medical neurologist because I thought something was wrong with my nerves. I thought this because my most recent problems have been shaking in my hands and feet. So he made the appointment with the neurollogist for me and I hung up and made an appointmnt with a psychiatrist because I was really beginning to think that maybe it was all in my head.

I've been through it all as you have MRIs of every kind, tons of blood work, etc yet when I got to the neurologist, i failed the emg and nerve conduction tests in my legs. Back to the hospital for more MRIs I went.

I don't have MS - it has been ruled out with a lumbar puncture and two brain MRIs. I am being told that I have a herniated disk in my neck from an injury that took place years ago and it is pressing on my spinal cord. The thing is I don't have neck pain and I don't get headachs. My neck gets stiff but I always put that off as long stressful days at the office. The psychiatrist said my doc was wrong and that I needed to be treated for the pain in my legs. I have severe pain and severe restless leg syndrome which would keep me up all night most of the week. I started taking the meds a few months ago for rls and have been sleeping wonderful. As for the neurologist, he said my problems are all caused from my neck and that I should see a neurosurgeon because I amly only going to get worse.

My question to you or anyone is, did you find out what was wrong with you? does anyone have a C4-C5 disk herniation without the arm and neck pain?

my symptoms are: dizziness, leg pain, muscle spasms in the legs, joint pain, occasional numbness and tingling in face, arms, hand legs and feet, chronic dry eye and I have a blind spot in my right eye sever night sweats and a stiff neck. For the first 4 years I had extreme nausea and diarhea but mostly have that under control today (I was diagnosed with celiac disease but am in denial).

Looking for any Suggestions from anyone.





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