| SHARP SHOOTING PAINS
Jun 15, 2012
WHAT TESTS CAN BE DONE.CD4 COUNT687.SHOOTING PAINS ARE ALL OVER THE BODY AND NOW IN THE EYES THIS IS A GREAT CONCERN,PLS DR YOUNG HELP ME.NEUROLOGIST SAYS THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH ME EXCEPT THAT I LACK FOLIC ACID.IVE BEEN IN PAIN FOR 3YRS NOW AND SAD PART IS THAT MY GP KEEPS ON GIVING ME PERYDOXINE AND GLUCONATE AND I STILL SAY THAT THERE IS SOMETHING WRONG WITH ME,I NEED YOUR HELP BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE.THANKING YOU,SIR
| Response from Dr. Young
Hello and thanks for posting.
It's difficult from the information that you've posted for me to determine the cause of your symptoms.
The possible causes cover a wide range of things, but it's very reassuring that both your neurologist and GP don't seem to find anything critical. First is establishing a clear understanding of your symptoms and a possible diagnosis. The fact that you're folate deficient would seem to be something worth addressing. Are you taking HIV medications or other medications or supplements? Usually when I reach a point where I'm not sure of a diagnosis, I try to eliminate all of the possible variable.
My general list of diagnoses could be categorized into: neurological, non-neurological (ie., do you have neuropathy or not),drug side effect, mood disorder (anxiety/panic disorder), dermatological disorder, and so on.
I hope that's a start, BY
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