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Having a very rough day...

I went to the doctor yesterday. They ordered lab work to test my thyroid and b12 levels. Sent me home with some vitamin b12. It hasn't helped at all. My face/tongue/arms/hands and feet are still constantly tingling. My neck and lower back hurt. The lower back pain wraps around to my groin and into my knees. Woke up today with my hands and arms burning and feeling extremely heavy. I feel like my doctor isn't listening to me. I feel like no one is listening. I've been in tears all day. What is wrong with me? I can't handle this.


  • PlumbTuckeredOutPlumbTuckeredOut Philadelphia, PAPosts: 325
    Vitamins are not fast acting drugs. Vitamins help your body's own building blocks repair as more are being built. It may take months for you to feel improvement because the improvement will be very gradual. I expect one day in late summer you'll remember that you haven't felt "tingling" in awhile.

    You can handle this because you are handling this. Telling yourself negatives will cause you to feel worse so tell yourself that you are looking for ways to feel better and do it. Illnesses cause us all to feel vulnerable so make sure you reward your strength!

    Two roads diverged in a wood, and I took the one less traveled by...... (Robert Frost)
    I still don't know if I should have taken the one that said, "Caution! Dead End" (Me)
  • hello Daith...
    I know the feeling of lower back pain that gets to the groin and to the knee...i have that day in day out and i wouldn't laugh at the part of you crying...
    I was thinking you should really get back to your doctor/orthopedic/spine specialist for a serious check up on this...i have learnt to take any pain serious especially one that involves either lower or upper back.
    every time i visited the doctor i was always told i had inflammation on my hip joint which caused the pain to the groin down...until i took a step of visiting an orthopedic who sent me for an MRI and was diagnosed with 2 bulging discs...at least i now know what my real problem is and dealing with it accordingly.
    Get back to the doctor if you think the meds aint really working...

    all the best dearly..and quickest recovery.
    keep us updated

  • SavageSavage United StatesPosts: 5,476
    Your symptoms from waking up today.....did you have them before?
    Does doctor know of all of your other symptoms?

    If new symptoms....I would call doctor.
    If worsening.....I would call doctor.

    Doctor is needed and needs to know all the information.
    Are you seeing a pain management..or spinal specialist?
    Or seeing your primary doctor only?

    About two years of suffering before my primary referred me to pain management. PM did the testing and able to treat me more effectively.

    Re' lab test, my vitamin D was almost non existent...so was prescribed mega doses then maintenance dose.
    My doctor explained the vit D needed for pain control.

    I would not take any vitamin or supplement without doctor permission.
    Hope you feel better soon!
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    Please read my medical history at: Medical History

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