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  • Posted By: MissSallyBrown
  • February 13, 2007
  • 03:23 PM


I'm new here. I guess I'd like some help if you'd like to offer it or some encouragement. I'm kind of depressed about all that is happening. Well, I guess it would help you guys out if I told you what was going on.

About 2 weeks ago I was admitted to the hospital for headaches and numbness in my arms and legs. They came to the conclusion I had some sort of virus in my spinal fluid and told me they were sending me to the Neurology floor of a bigger hospital. Well, when I got there 3 Indian women poked me and basically called me nuts and ordered a psych consult and told me I had a conversion disorder. Well, I knew I was not crazy so I went back to my family Dr. and he sent me to another Neurologist. I like this guy. He told me I was not crazy and ordered 2 MRI's and an EEG. And he put me on Lamictal (Which I found out later was to treat Brain tumor patients so they dont get seziures!) I took the first MRI and then came back a day later for the 2nd and this one was supposed to be with contrast. I asked the Tech if it was indeed the one with contrast and she told me that "We dont use the contrast unless we find a problem." They did the MRI and pulled me out and then she said "Yeah...we're going to go ahead and do that contrast..you know..because your Dr. ordered it." So that freaked me out..I had to hold back a panic attack in that stupid thing. And then she told me it would take about 5 minutes..well, that 5 turned into 25.
So, on Friday I was supposed to have my follow up. Well, the receptionist just so happened to forget to call me to tell me that he wouldnt be in the office. Way to go. So I asked if I could get my appt. on Mon. No can do..we've rescheduled Fridays appts for Monday. Umm hello~! So, now I go tomorrow. I am so nervous.
I guess you guys would like all my symptoms.

Horrible headaches that are worse in the mornings and at night (only on the front right part of my head and the back)
My memory is shot. I cant remember what I had for breakfast!
numbness in my arms and legs (it's like they fell asleep without the pins and needle feeling)
Blackouts..I cant be with my son by myself. I hate it.
Lack of concentration
I stumble alot when I walk and my coodination is off.
Mood swings..I have the shortest fuse ever. I feel so bad. No one in my family wants to be around me because they're afraid they will do something to make me blow up.

Any response would be nice. Anyone else experienced this? I'm just so worried...I'm scared to hear the results tomorrow. What a way to spend Valentine's Day, huh.

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  • I have a lot of the same symptoms as you, minus the fainting. Although a lot of times i feel really light headed.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 15, 2007
    • 08:48 AM
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  • :confused: Hello Sally,Your symptoms are exactly like mine. Please eMail me at andy_radzimski@verizon.net There is an underscore between andy and radzimski in my email address.I am a married 43 year old male with a daughter and a dog.I am very scared and I have been very sick for about 2-3 years ...I am currently being tested for a rare disease ...eMail me and I will let you know what is going on ...I do hope all is well with you ... God Bless ...Please contact me ... Best Regards ... Andrew
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