I called this post "diagnosis hell" for a reason. Since my symptoms began months ago, that's where I feel like I was. Back in October, my knees hurt soooo bad, I swore I was bordering on being crippled. I went in to my first (of many) orthopedic visits and he did a standard set of X-rays. When he walked into the room he looked me straight in the eyes and told me my knees were "Stone Cold Normal" - his exact words. I was in disbelief, I demanded an MRI of my knees (minimal meniscus damage), and EMG (normal), later a back MRI, and so on, and so on. A normal diagnosis should have been good news right? Not for me. I cried. Finally, after many more tests, I got the very common diagnosis of herniated L4 & L5 discs, torn disc, etc., but now I know I was hunting for a cause and this was the one I got stuck on. I'm am now working on becoming "unstuck." Has anyone else found their diagnosis and clung on to it for dear life? Why is it so hard to let go?