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Unidentified Problem (lower right limbs only-pain and tingling)

Hi, my names Samantha. I'm currently 22. One day I was just sitting at home and I got this uncomfortable feeling like a knot or tightening on the top of my foot. Within the hour it reached up my leg to right above my knee on the outer side and all over the top and outside of my foot. And I couldn't believe it when a couple hours later the same discomfort was in my hand and forearm ( again on the outer side). It's been well over a year know and numerous tests and they still haven't figured it out. Neurology ruled out MS and pretty much everyone else. My primary doctor has ran MRIs and CAT scans and ruled out anything in my brain. I've had MRIs of my lower back and neck and haven't had any luck. And since I've always had this really weird problem where my right hand starts hurting really bad when I have to pee, and whatever issue i had acted up around my period so I thought maybe I had something down there pushing on something causing my pain and had an ultra sound which is normal. Now that I know I'm completely healthy every where else I'm left in extreme pain. I've been through so much I can't remember. Spent so much money for no answer. Maybe it's because I have doctors that tell me ill have to deal with it. Like I said its been a year. It started as a discomfort to where I'm in so much pain I can't sleep at night. They've given me all these nerve pain blocker drugs which don't touch it. I've taken tons of vitamins that don't help. I've taken pain killers of all kinds which don't touch it in the slightest. No one has heard of it only being on one side. I've been dosed with depression due to my moods from the pain. If anyone can relate or understands what's wrong or anything just let me know. I'm 22 working full time going to school, I don't have time for pain like this. I haven't even had a chance to enjoy life because I'm in constant pain. I just want to go back to how I was before and be happy and be able to exercise. And I'm not overweight so rule out anything with that. My doctors seem to blame everyone's problems on weight and stress and I'm only stressed because of this. Oh and I feel like I feel it more when I'm laying down, sitting etc. I've tried exercising and that makes it worse. I'm trying to fully document everything now to see if I can find any patterns because its just consuming my life. And sorry because now I'm just blabbing/venting haha. Thank you.
Samantha Melvin


  • Sounds very frustrating. Even with all the modern advances in medicine, we still don't know everything. Keep searching. Best of luck to you, and welcome!
    33yo mom of two. My surgical history...preadolescence scoliosis, kyphosis, and a hot mess.... 5 spine surgeries and lots of items added I wasn't born with (titanium, peek, surgical steel). Guess cremation is out. TSA loves me.
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