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12 weeks, 6 doctors, 6 MRI, 2 CT, No diag

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  • Posted By: gautrau
  • April 19, 2007
  • 01:32 AM

My daughter has had face, leg and arm numbness on her right side for 12 weeks. She has had a CT scan, a CT-A scan, an MRI and a MR-A of her brain. Additionally she's had MRI's of her neck and lower back, as well as an MRI with and without contrast of her mid-back.
The numbness is generally there upon awakening, but can be aggravated my a back massage.
Additionally, she feels intense pressure in her forearm, as though it's about to burst. She complains about the same in her trapezius muscles.
She's been seen by a GP, two neurologists with a consult from a third, a consult with an infectious disease doctor, and a pediatrician. No one has a diagnosis. They've ruled out lots of stuff including MS, so far. One neuro wants to check again in 3 more months.
All blood tests have been normal.
She's a student and muscle relaxers put her "out of it". She has about 3 more weeks of school.
Diagnosis or sympton abatement????? HELP!!!!!!!!!

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  • My wife has the same symptoms, she's been in and out of Nurologists and they have determined its a Nerve in her neck that is being pinched by a disc in her spine. she constantly complains about numbness / tingling in her arms and pressure too. The only thing that they are doing for her is giving her pain killers, muscle relaxers, and physical therapy. The therapy seems to help but no medication has helped so far.
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  • check out www.ahummingbirdsguide.com see how many other sx she has...it's viral, immune,musculo-skeletal and it can affect children...good luck...mommy cat
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