My name is Missy and am 32. I found this site while googling my symptoms and I am hoping to get some support or advise!
So my biggest and worst symptom is horrible burning back pain that at times radiates around the chest and rib area. For a few years I complained about persistant and progressively getting worse upper back pain. Did chiropractor and physical therapy and just dealt with it. It has gotten very bad the last 6-9 months or so and chiropractor was getting worried. He called my doc who finally ordered a mri. First I had endoscopy, gall bladder tests, kidney stone tests since i have a history of kidney stones, and all came back fine, I have stones but not passing them.
So finally got the mri of thorasic spine and they found several bony lesions on my spine, largest one is 18mm on T6 and smallest is 8mm on T12. T7-8 and T9 show minimal degenerative disc desiccation but not causing my pain. Says MRI signals are not typical for vertebral hemangiomas so recommended mri with contrast.
My old doc said he didnt want to do that and said there was nothing wrong. So I took my records and found an internal medicine doc. She spoke with neurologist who also highly recommended mri with contrast.
I have terrible upper back pain, it is burning and at times makes it hard to breath or sit still. It is not normal muscle aches. I now have numbing/tingling in my left thumb and first finger and pain that shoots down that arm. Also numbing of my toes on both feet. These symptoms are not all the time but are getting more frequent and lasting longer when they come. The pain is unbearable!
She tried to get a mri with contrast and a PET? scan but insurance only approved mri with contrast and then they said we will go from there. She then said we would probably be referring you to oncology. All blood work, she did alot, came back ok. Low grade fever, horrible night sweats, extreme fatigue/weakness, weight loss and no appetite (dropping an average of 4-5 lbs a week), petechiae and bruising for no reason, are all my other symptoms but the worst thing is the back pain. What is going on? What are these lesions? Should I be worried and has anyone else gone through this??? The word oncology scared me to death but all my blood work was ok??
So sorry this is so long but I didn't want to leave anything out, but I probly did
One doc says they are nothing and now things are getting worse and this doc seems to be concerned! I have been suffering for a long time with no relief and am just completely frustrated. Thanks so much for listening.