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Trouble diagnosing cause of lower back and leg pain, constant low grade fever.

About five years ago I started experiencing a sharp pain in my right femur.  It felt my leg was broken and it would not bear weight.  Mobility became increasingly worse.  I was living in Holland at the time and  after a lot of testing the diagnosis was unspecified autoimmune disease.  Rest and anti-inflammatory was would help. Skip forward to now.  I moved back to usa thinking I could get better healthcare.  I am practically crippled.  Standing or walking more than five minutes causes unbearable pain in my legs and lower back. Sed rate is at 70.  I run a constant low grade fever.  I have also unexplained weight gain in my face and abdomen.  My life is al last unbearable and I rarely leave my house.  Neurologist performed EMG which was normal.  Rheumatologist ruled out any autoimmune problems.  X-rays do not show arthritis.  Brain MRI was normal.  Spinal MRI showed possible issue at l3/l4 but no bulging disc.  Pain management dr has done two guided injections at l3/l4 which provided temporary relief.  He thought possible spinal stenosis.  Neurosurgeon said no and told me to do aerobics which made me hysterical as I cannot even walk.  I am scared.  Going to gynecologist next week to see if that may be the problem.  I have had ovarian cysts in the past.  Anybody seen anything like this?  It is a miracle I am still employed.  My quality of life is very poor and it is scary to think I won't get better.
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Do you have any other symptoms?
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No. These are plenty.
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Have you had your vitamins tested?
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Yes.  All good now.
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