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What do I do now?

Well c spine MRI came back negative except for slipped discs from c2-c7 and cyst at c7. Neuro says it normal. So GP says continue on amitriptyline and increase to 30mg a night. Will I have to take these forever? Have a symptoms of shooting pains in head, behind left eye, legs. Twitching and restless legs which drives me nuts. Pins and needles in both hands, IBS has come back. Sore eyes with blurred vision, today I feel stiff in my legs and knees hurt, across back is very sore feel like I have been hit with a piece of 2x3! Neck sore too. Apart from that fine! Beginning to think I’m going nuts and pain reduces me to tears, so fed up with this and am starting to think that my GP must think I’m making it up. Even neuro commented on how thim my file was. Sorry to keep moaning on but at 45 don’t think it’s just getting older?! Had two episodes of being unable to move and don’t want it to come back. Thanx

The only thing I can think to say is to ask for a copy of the MRI report and see if there is any mention of nerve or cord compression or related language. If so, then it could explain quite a lot of your symptoms because C2-C7 is almost your whole neck! There is a chance that either the neuro meant normal in that there are no lesions and/or that the MRI is not of a good enough resolution to check for nerve compression. If either is the case, it might be worth getting another scan and maybe seeing a neurosurgeon - slipped discs can be fixable. One thing that your neck could not be causing is visual problems: you really need to see an ophthalmologist about that if your optician can find nothing wrong. (Sorry, I can’t remember what other tests and resilts you have had to date.) Karen x

Just thought: have you had a thoracic scan? Pain across your back could be a slipped disc there too.