Hello. New poster here but wanted to tell you my story. I got hit from behind in a car accident in late September she was going about 45mph at the time. I didn't notice any pain or anything right away but in late October and November I was having back and neck/head pain. So far I've had in the month of Dec and Jan:
Brain MRI clear
Spinal tap for meningitis and Lyme - clear
Speciality Lyme testing in a lab in California - clear
Thoracic And cervical MRI laying down - mild disc profusion c5-c6
Lumbar MRI laying down clear but really bad muscle spams
Lupus, mono - clear
Abdominal MRI clear
Chest X-rays 3 times clear
Ultrasound on ovaries clear
Thyroid - clear
Here's the thing - my symptoms are fine when I am laying down! But when I get up its world war 3! I literally am about to drop to the floor as soon as I get up. It feels like my neck is breaking off my body, vertigo, neck gets insanely hot, can't barely swallowing, ears ringing. I've lost 20 pounds cause I can't hardly eat. I could totally go to work and live life with just pain but the neurological symptoms I can't deal with, I get shaky and tingly I sat to lose my balance and fall. My neck hurts in the C3-C6 region the most and I'm having awful lumbar nerve pain.
I'm 23 and an accountant played sports all my life (softball) never had one problem before.
My doctor refuses to write an order for a upright MRI (even though that's when I have the pain)
I'm in Virginia - Am I crazy for about to drive a state over to Tennessee and pay for one myself? I am done playing around. I've had over 50 tubes of blood drawn in 2 months. I have 14 weeks before my FMLA runs out (just got the papers today) I am bed ridden and just want my life back. I have good credit so I can put the test on my credit card and pay over time.
I have tried everything- I have tried Percocet with flexirol, Advil, aleve, Ibprofen, heating pad, cool pack, Epson salt baths, massage. I have tried every single thing.
I really need your guys advice.