I've stumbled here looking for advice if I may?
I'm a 38yo woman, wife, mother and step-mum. I work full time as a legal secretary in Sydney Australia. I have Hashimoto's Thyroiditis (thyroid autoimmune disease). About 2 years ago, I notice a tremor in my left pinky finger. It can get quite annoying and family members and friends have noticed. I went to my doctor and ended up having to push to see a neurologist as it kept getting written off as nothing. I went to the neurologist who also said "Your MRI is clear, you're fine, it's stress". I left feeling dejected as I know how my body reacts to stress, this wasn't stress.
Well, fast forward 2 years, I've since moved back to a major city where I saw my old physician. He sees all my family members, he said "it's nothing, you're fine, it's just a tremor some people get sometimes". I don't feel fine!
Along with my tremor, my legs are now cramping constantly where my feet turn in and my toes either curl under or up, my joints (shoulders, wrists, fingers, hips, knees and ankles) are SO stiff and sore, I have random muscle twitches (like a tick) mostly down my left side, a tremor in my jaw that is constantly there (a recent trip to the dentist and she straight up asked "Do you move your jaw a lot?"😉 I'm exhausted and lightheaded a lot and my balance is terrible. I could go on, but I think you get the picture.
I feel like I'm going mad and like I'm over reacting, then I don't because the cramping is getting quite painful. I want to go back to a different doctor and get another opinion but then I'm afraid I'll get told again it's nothing.
What would you do if you were in my shoes?
Any advice would be very helpful.
I really appreciate you taking the time to read this.