I have been having numbness and pain on the left side of my body for sometime now. I work on my feet all day. Sometimes I get it on the right side too. MY face has been numb too. Only the left side. I'm a 49 year old female. My mother has fibromyalgia. I think I have it too. I've had and MRI of my brain and an ultasound of my neck and everything looks good. My doctor says the next step is a neurologist but they want me to wait 2 months before I go. It is very irritating to have these symptons. I think I should get going so I can get better. Help!
Burning pain and numbness usually indicate some kind of nerve involvement. You may have a pinched nerve somewhere in your back. Seeing a neurologist is a good choice, but I'm not sure why they would want you to wait two months unless you just can't get an appointment before then. I don't blame you for wanting to get a diagnosis and begin treatment so you can get better. If it's a matter of no available appointments for two months, you might try asking if they would call you if they have a cancellation so you could get in sooner.
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