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Undiagnosed neurological/systemic symptoms

Thoughts on the below symptoms I have been experiencing?  I've been in a major flare since early February:
central vertigo (constant), global muscle spasms/twitching/numbness/pins and needles all over body and face, global muscle stiffness and weakness (specifically neck - neck position increases vertigo), "crunching" feeling at base of neck/head when turning head,  global joint pain - joint popping when moving and occasional fiery feeling, pitting edema on both knees, heat sensitivity and rashes all over when hot, extreme fatigue, occasional ear popping/fullness/aching, freezing feet/hands, electric "jolts" when resting - jolts usually move head but are global as well - sometimes strong enough to move body significantly, unexplained bruising (usually patches on thighs), overall body heaviness, occasional chest tightness, bones feel achy, occasional bloating/abdominal pain.

So far I have had one positive ANA, one negative; one positive RF IgM, one negative; all other bloodwork normal.
MRI of head w/ and w/out contrast - Normal, MRI of Cervical and Back had various small things: small disc bulge, etc; Normal 96 hour EEG, EMG showed Carpal Tunnel in both hands.  Venous reflux in both legs.

Thoughts as to what this could be?  Thanks!
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973741 tn?1342342773
You have quite a complex history. I have suffered vertigo and it is terrible.  Truly.  There is a nerve that can be involved when it is chronic.  Has your neurologist examined this aspect?  My vertigo is due to Eustachian tube dysfunction but others have similar symptoms due to this nerve issue called vagus nerve dizziness.  Vestibular dysfunction is something also associated with our sensory nervous system.

From your post though, you've had an MRI and are working with a neurologist?  What are they saying?  with negative tests ruling out various things, what are they telling you could be a cause?  Or are you waiting for a follow up appointment?
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