I was at Dr today (waited 2 weeks for appointment) Told her I feel like my body is giving up on me I have been in constant all over body pain for years. ( fibro) but getting worse, Dr did fully examine me and when she checked my reflexes and my back ( I can only sit or stand for a few minutes due to also having arthritis and a bulging disc in my lower back) she noticed that my left side is weak and not reacting to the tests. I had a list of my ailments with me, but the Dr then asked me about my bowels and bladder.I have problems with both. Bowels I have to be near a toilet at all times or I have accidents, bladder - I have problems emptying my bladder and it causes a lot of pain. The Dr worried me a bit as she said if problems with my bladder get worse then it could be due to the nerves in my lower back and it is a medical emergency and I have to call an ambulance!I also have neuropathy in my feet.lower legs and hands so she thinks it could all be connected. Has any-one else had these problems and been referred to a Neurologist?. I have seen a Neuro a few years ago and he said I had problems with my nervous system but only gave me painkillers to take. Seemingly I will need an MRI(I am claustrophobic so Dr is trying to get me referred for an open MRI scan), and I will probably have to have some tests to check the nerves in my back etc. I dont like the sound of that either.Sorry for rambling on, but would be reassuring to know if any-one else has had to have these tests done.
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