In a couple of weeks, I'll be coming up on a year since my symptoms began. They started in my right foot. It's been quite a saga, but that foot has gone from burning and buzzing paresthesias worsened by exercise to a constant feeling of tightness and crampiness (still have some paresthesias). The pain/tightness goes up the back and sides of my ankle to my calf and up my shin almost to my knee. And I also have paresthesias in my other foot and leg from my knee down. I've got L'Hermittes and some other stuff, including tiny shocks across my face only on the right side. I remain undiagnosed with anything--or, diagnosed with just about everything, depending on your perspective.
My question: Does anyone have that feeling I'm having in my foot and calf, the tightness, stiffness, and pain? When I get up in the morning or out of a chair, it's at its worst. Also, I feel sort of like I have some kind of plantar fasciitis that has developed in that foot--my heel can hurt--but it hurts pretty much all the time and in different places, not like classic PF. I''ve got normal arches and NEVER wear high heels.
Any insights? Input? Advice? Pity? Sympathy?
I can't believe that this has been almost a year. I didn't go to a doctor until January of 2008--sat (and stood) on the paresthesias from September until then, realized they were increasing and becoming more intense and went in. Thus began this stupid journey through limbo that started with "T2 hyperintensities" and has yet to end.
Thanks for reading.