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Hello... Here are my symptoms for the 'Send us your Symptoms!' And if anyone can fix me I will be so ecstatic! I have been to so many doctors and none of them can tell me whats wrong with me.
My problem is with my feet. They hurt all the time. Both feet - 24 hours a day - 7 days a week - 365 days a year. I have had surgery on both feet. One foot had one surgery, the other had two. That didnt work. Pain is still there. One doctor told me that it might be related to my back. I have a bad back and neck. I had a fusion of C6 & C7 and a discectomy in my lumbar back. I hurt my back when I was in the military. I was in the Air Force for just over four years. I was all set to re-enlist but they would not let me raise my right hand until I went through the medical board. I wanted so badly to stay in, but they booted me. I still got an honorable discharge. I was so disappointed. I loved the military. Even spent time in Saudi Arabia. I got out in 1991.
By back problems came and went since then but my feet never bothered me until about four years ago. I just noticed that my feet started hurting and just got worse and worse. Thats when they started me on oxycodone. I hate those meds, but its the only thing that is keeping me from going out of my mind. I am now up to 60 mg a day. I want to get off those pain killers, but I cant until I find some relief.
I cant point to one location on my feet that hurts. It just seems to be the whole foot, mostly the sole. I cannot walk any distance without having to load up on pain meds. I cant do any grocery shopping without loading up on pain meds when Im done. The problems with my feet have ruined my life. Since spending any time on my feet causes terrible pain, Ive become a couch potato and I have gained weight. I used to be in great shape. I used to mountain bike, water ski, rock climbing and weight lifting to name a few. I also volunteered on the towns ambulance as an EMT.
I do have a form of muscular dystrophy. Its called myotonic dystrophy. Its an adult onset type of muscular dystrophy. It runs in families. My father had it, his brother had it, along with their father. Even though the disease causes pain in some people, my neurologist said it doesnt affect your feet. I do have foot-drop from the muscular dystrophy. That is caused from the weakened muscles in my ankles and feet that wont pick my toe up enough when I walk. That causes me to trip, but that doesnt cause pain unless you fall!